Keratosis Pilaris (Chicken Skin)
Keratosis pilaris is a benign skin condition with small bumps (goose bumps, chicken skin) appearing on the upper arms or other parts of the body (1). Sheded skin cells, instead of falling off, build up in the hair follicles and plug them, thus causing skin bumps. Condition is hereditary and pretty common. It may appear in babies, usually becomes apparent in adolescents, and tends to cease with age. It may be associated with a dry skin, ingrown hair, or rarely, atopic dermatitis.
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