Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small bumps like pimples, usually on the thighs, arms, and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally do not hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it is difficult to treat.
Drug prescription and self-care measures can improve the appearance of skin. Although it may not like the appearance of rough-looking skin, keratosis pilaris is not a serious condition and has no long-term impact on health. In fact, although some cases can survive, keratosis pilaris usually disappears by the age of 30 years.
Signs and symptoms of keratosis pilaris include:
1. Small pimple like bumps
2. Exposed skin reddish and inflamed
3. Dry and rough skin
4. Itching in the case beerapa
Keratosis pilaris results from the buildup of keratin. Keratin is a tough protein that protects the skin from harmful substances and infection. Keratin obstruct the hair follicle opening. Usually causes patches of rough, bumpy skin.
The cause why there is accumulation of keratin in these conditions is not known clearly. But that may occur in association with genetic diseases or with other skin conditions, such as ichthyosis vulgaris or atopic dermatitis. Keratosis pilaris also occurs in healthy people. Dry skin tends to aggravate this condition.