   Red rash like bumps on the skin   Hyperkeratotic disorder   Itchy and sore bumps   Usually on arms and legs
   Starts by having a hair follicle get clogged   Excess keratin is produced   Looks like red goose-bumps or acne   Mo...
   Doctor compares condition to normal skin   Looks at family history: genetic influence   No standard laboratory tests...
   Dry conditions   Hereditary    Environmental   Impacted hair    Clogged pores   Build up of keratin in the hair f...
   affects 50-80% of adolescents   40% of adults worldwide   Not transmissible (cannot be caught from    someone else)...
 Presently no known cure Skin oils and creams may help soothe Remission maybe spontanious More gentile soaps A cream ...
   Not curable   Anti -itch creams   Moisturizers   Dealing with appearance can be issue   Extra makeup may hide brea...
   http://www.paulaschoice.com   http://www.streetdirectory.com   http://www.medicinenet.com   http://www.google.com/i...
Keratosis pilaris
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Keratosis pilaris

  1. 1.  Red rash like bumps on the skin Hyperkeratotic disorder Itchy and sore bumps Usually on arms and legs
  2. 2.  Starts by having a hair follicle get clogged Excess keratin is produced Looks like red goose-bumps or acne More common in women then men Normal skin (left) KP skin (right)
  3. 3.  Doctor compares condition to normal skin Looks at family history: genetic influence No standard laboratory tests Compares to seasonal conditions: more prevalent during the winter Impacted hair Common name, “Chicken Skin”
  4. 4.  Dry conditions Hereditary Environmental Impacted hair Clogged pores Build up of keratin in the hair follicles
  5. 5.  affects 50-80% of adolescents 40% of adults worldwide Not transmissible (cannot be caught from someone else) Inherited aspect Environmental agents: Irritation to skin Dry conditions More common in women then men
  6. 6.  Presently no known cure Skin oils and creams may help soothe Remission maybe spontanious More gentile soaps A cream such as Acid mantle, Vaseline or Complex 15 after bathing Laser assisted hair removalRubbing with a pumice stone coconut oil reduces bumps
  7. 7.  Not curable Anti -itch creams Moisturizers Dealing with appearance can be issue Extra makeup may hide breakout If chronic finding a treatment that works to alleviate specific symptoms for the individual person (Keep trying until you find what works for you)
  8. 8.  http://www.paulaschoice.com http://www.streetdirectory.com http://www.medicinenet.com http://www.google.com/imgres

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