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Is Keratosis Pilaris Contagious?

Dermatologists regularly field tough questions from their patients but ‘is keratosis pilaris contagious?‘ is not one of them. While seeing reddish bumps on someone’s arms may instil fear, there is no reason to be concerned. Keratosis pilaris is a genetic skin disorder and as such cannot be transmitted …

What Does Keratosis Pilaris Look Like?

Do you suspect that you or someone you know might have chicken skin and find yourself asking, “what does keratosis pilaris look like?” Many people with keratosis pilaris are unaware that their skin condition has in fact a name but as soon as they see a keratosis pilaris …

Why Is Keratosis Pilaris Itchy?

Why is keratosis pilaris itchy¬†for some sufferers but not others? Unfortunately, there is no known reason why some people afflicted with KP are more susceptible to irritation. However, researchers have an understanding of what causes the itch. Can Keratosis Pilaris Be Itchy? The itchy red bumps on skin …

Why Is My Keratosis Pilaris Getting Worse?

Despite efforts to curtail negative keratosis pilaris (KP) symptoms, you may experience your keratosis pilaris getting worse over time rather than improving. If this is the case, you need to step back and re-evaluate your KP skin care regimen and see where improvements can be made. The more …