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Keratosis Pilaris (KP) - a common benign eruption consisting of scaly papules of the follicles; primarily affects the extensor surfaces of the arms and thighs.

Keratosis Pilaris is a disorder of hyperkeratosis. It is a very common benign condition, which presents as folliculocentric keratotic papules. Although there is no defined etiology, it is often described in association with ichthyosis vulgaris and less commonly with atopic dermatitis.

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Keratosis Pilaris Testimonials

"I have had KP since I was a baby, but the lotions have never really helped me.  I have permanently flushed cheeks with two matching white patches on each side, plus the dots all up and down my legs and arms.  As a kid, other kids would always point and ask and tell me I had pimples and I'd just say, "No, I have a skin condition." ... THAT went well.  Now I am 19 and really seeking treatment.  Friends are always asking me if I have sensitive skin because I have such bad "razor burn".  They don't believe me when I say it's not razor burn, so I have to show them my arms and say "Look, it's all over my arms, too.  Does it look like I shave my arms?"  I wish it would all just go away!"

"My toddler and my newborn baby both have keratosis pilaris. They have the red cheeks and rough bumps all over their arms."

"I have had keratosis pilaris since I was about 4 or 5. (I am 22 now). I always just called it my "bumpy skin" and when i went to the dr. about it a long time ago, he didn't really have anything to recommend me. My husband has it as well, but mine is a lot worse. It covers my entire upper arms, and my lower jaw.

I am so happy I found some other people like me, and hopefully there are some good tips here that can make it go away."

"I have lots of red dots on the tops of my legs (thighs). It's so embarrassing to wear a swimsuit."

"I have had keratosis pilaris on my face, arms, thighs, and legs ever since I was a child. I just wish KP could be cured!!"

"I'm glad I found this site. I have had KP ever since I can remember, and I find it very annoying. I have it bad on my upper and lower arms and just the splotches on my legs."

"omg. i have that. i get it from my dad too! though i am naturally tanned so you can't see them that bad."

"i have had kp since i was a child. like many, i didn't know what it was. my mother is from a different country and has beautiful, perfect olive skin. as a kid, she thought the bumps, (the thai words for zits are "sels") were because i didn't bathe well enough. and as a result, i was forever in the tub. from what i have read so far, over bathing with drying soaps is the worst thing to do.

i am interested in any information i can find right now. i am 30 this year and have just discovered that there is something i can do to help my "sel" issue."

"After all these years of not knowing what these bumps were on my arms, I finally know what they are now thanks to your site!"

"Hi, I'm 30-something and just found out that I have kp. I have had it for years but didn't know what it was. Nice to know I'm not alone."

"I have always hated showing my arms because of my "chicken skin". People would always ask me if I was cold and had goose bumps..."

"Keratosis pilaris can be controlled with alpha hydroxy acid gel but no known cures. This condition is a disorder of the skin that is hereditary, and commonly found in people with very dry skin and/or a vitamin A deficiency.

So many finding out if you have a vitamin A deficiency may help. I get it and lose it. Then it comes back once in awhile..."

"I just found this site & am so thankful! I'm 20, and just learned what KP was, although I've had it as far back as I can remember no one ever knew what it was."

"I am a mom of 3 beautiful children. One with severe KP (or so i think that is what it is) another just starting to show small patches.

I am hoping to find some valuable info on this site and meet new people as I learn."

"I just found out what this was, I had no idea there was a technical name for it!"

"I knew these bumps on my arms weren't acne, it's good to know what they are finally!"

"I'm a 40-year old mom to 2 wonderful boys, ages 10 and 12. I've had KP my whole life, but never really thought much about it. I have just never worn tank tops. Mine is noticeable on my upper arms and thighs.

Our pediatrician has noticed it on my older son's face, arms and legs, and then pointed out that I had it, too. It was never really an issue for me since it was never severe and it has faded considerably - I do remember it being much more noticeable when I was in college.

My 12-year old's face has gotten extremely flushed recently, which I attribute to his hitting puberty. He had gotten reddest when he was exercising or out either either extreme temperature. Now, however, he is always red.

Tonight while having dinner with friends, they commented on my son's face since they hadn't seen him in a while, so I decided to go online and hence, I have learned quite a bit and can relate to many of your stories."

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