What is Keratosis Pilaris (Chicken Skin)?

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“What is Keratosis Pilaris (Chicken Skin)”bacterial-skin-diseases

Are you affected with ugly, heaved bumps on the top of your arms. You might want to know what keratosis pilaris is and how it is caused. You are not the only one afflicted with this condition. It is more ubiquitous than you could imagine. About 40 – 50 percentage of adults and 50 – 80 percentage of adolescents have been afflicted with some form of the condition.


What is keratosis pilaris? Keratosis pilaris is widespread but a harmless condition where the skin becomes coarse and uneven. The appearance might match that of permanent goose pimples and is often called as chicken skin, as it looks like the skin of plucked chicken.


Affected areas are usually covered in small, prickly bumps, about the size of sand or salt grains, which can be flesh colored, or white or red in color.

If you touch, it feels rough like sandpaper.


The condition of keratosis pilaris is hereditary.

Unfortunately if one parent suffers from keratosis pilaris, you will have fifty percent chance of developing the condition.

keratosis pilaris happens when your body produces too much keratin. Keratin is the creamy protein based substance, white in color found in the top layers of the skin.


But when the body produces too much keratin, it can cause the skin to become thick. The excess keratin blocks the hair follicles like plugs on skin. This leads to heaved bumps on the affected areas. Often it will prevent the hairs from coming out of the follicles. As a result the hairs curl up inside the follicle and cause inflammation in the surrounding skin. The bumps then become inflamed, red, and scratchy.


It can afflict all areas of the body, but the most common place to be affected is the back and outer sides of the upper arms.

Some find that they suffer from lumps and bumps on the front of the thighs and their buttocks too. Rarely people will have patches of ‘chicken skin’ on their forearms and the upper back,


Most rare variant is lumps appearing on the face, scalp, eyebrows and sometimes the entire body. The only parts of the body immuned are – the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. These are covered in glabrous skin which is skin with no hair follicles.

Though keratosis pilaris can look extremely hideous, it’s not infectious. It cannot spread by contact with a sufferer. However, those who are afflicted by it suffer itching, and even pain, especially when the skin becomes swollen and inflamed. It improves in the summer months, and when the people suffering from keratosis pilaris age. Cases of keratosis pilaris is almost missing in older people who have overstep the fifty milestone.


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“What is Keratosis Pilaris (Chicken Skin)”

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