40% of adults suffer from this skin disease, 50 to 80% of teenagers are affected.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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40% of adults suffer from this skin disease, 50 to 80% of teenagers are affected.


Red goosebump-like rashes on the skin are a common skin condition.
This common skin condition is called keratosis pilaris.

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Keratosis Pilaris: In many people, small rashes like goosebumps start appearing on their body and even after many efforts, these rashes do not seem to go away. If any such problem is visible on your arms too, then you need to be careful. This could be a skin condition called keratosis pilaris. Many people also call it chicken skin. This problem is not dangerous, but affects a large number of people. Usually this condition appears around the arms, thighs and hips. However, the rashes of keratosis pilaris do not cause pain.

of the New York Times Report According to the WHO, keratosis pilaris is a very common skin condition, which affects about 40 percent of adults. According to estimates, about 50 to 80 percent of teenagers become victims of this skin problem. According to health experts, when keratin, the protein that makes up our hair, skin and nails, gets deposited on the dead skin cells. Due to this, the hair pores get clogged and the condition keratosis pilaris arises. Till now doctors have not been able to find out what causes this problem on the skin.

According to one theory, keratosis pilaris skin condition can be caused by genetic mutation. It is believed that people who have dry skin are more at risk of this problem. People with a family history of eczema, diabetes and keratosis pilaris are at greater risk. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, people with asthma, allergies and overweight can also become its victims. The skin becomes dry during the winter season, due to which this condition increases. You can prevent this problem from increasing by preventing the skin from becoming dry.

According to experts, this problem can be solved through various types of creams and medicines. By using moisturizing lotions containing keratolytic agents, people can get relief from this skin condition to a great extent. You can also consult a dermatologist and get medicine to get rid of this problem. However, there is no way to avoid this disease. People who get it can control it through proper treatment. If you have this problem, then protect the skin from becoming dry and use moisturizing lotion.

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