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Keratosis Pilaris: Facts

Facts About Keratosis Pilaris

  • In keratosis pilaris, small skin-colored bumps form around hair follicles.
  • The bumps may form anywhere on the body except non hair-bearing area.
  • Keratosis pilaris shows up as small bumps because skin cells clump around hair follicles.
  • This is an inherited condition.
  • Overweight may trigger keratosis pilaris.
  • Keratosis pilaris may show more during winter and improve in summer. It also increases during puberty.
  • People with eczema may be prone to keratosis pilaris.
  • Glycolic acid peels and tretinoin creams can treat this condition successfully.

Article created on: August 22, 2006

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