Keratosis Pilaris typically presents with small red bumps on the sides of the arms and is generally harmless. It results from plugging of the skin follicles. These lesions can also appear on the front of the thighs, upper back, and face. Keratosis Pilaris on the arms can be visible when wearing short –sleeve clothing and resembles “chicken skin”. Skin will have a rough texture and be worse in winter than summer. Treatment is mainly cosmetic and is ongoing.
Dr. Davis can treat Keratosis Pilaris with:
- Lubricants/abrasive agents to help with the dryness/roughness and to unclog follicular plugging.
- Prescription medications that contain cortisone or other agents to help reduce redness and inflammation (especially if there is itching).