Keratosis Pilaris (KP) consists of small pink bumps at the base of hairs on the upper arms, upper thighs and buttocks. In severe cases, the entire outer surface of the arms and legs can be affected. KP does not usually affect the inside of the arms and legs or the upper chest and rarely affects the abdominal skin. On the face, keratosis pilaris very commonly presents with “rosy” cheeks that have tiny pimple-like bumps within the pink skin. Also common is thinning of the outer edge of the eyebrows. KP is thought to be due to inflammation and abnormal sloughing of the skin around the hair follicle, and it is commonly seen in people who have a personal or family history of asthma, hay fever or eczema.
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