Have you noticed bumps on your skin or your child’s skin that look like goose bumps but don’t seem to go away? This is a condition known as keratosis pilaris. It affects children more often than adults, and adults that had it as children often have less of a problem with it in adulthood. Learn here what keratosis pilaris is and how it is treated.
What Is Keratosis Pilaris?
Keratosis pilaris is a condition in which raised bumps occur on the skin, usually on the backs of the arms or on the front of the thighs, although some children also get it on their cheeks. It looks like pimples or goose bumps, but it doesn’t itch or have any other symptoms. It is caused by dry skin on or around hair follicles. Keratosis pilaris is not contagious and does not pose any threat to your health. However, if the appearance bothers you, there are some treatments available.Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Keratosis Pilaris”