Keratosis pilaris (KP) is also follicular keratosis, lichen pilaris, or colloquially chicken skin is a common, autosomal dominant, genetic follicular condition characterized by the appearance of rough, slightly red, bumps on the skin. It causes small, hard bumps that may make your skin feel like sandpaper.The bumps are often light-colored. They usually appear on your upper arms, thighs, and buttocks, sometimes with redness or swelling. They can also show up on your face, but that's less common.
The statistics was estimated that Infection rate per million people is 143.76, Confirmed cases lastly updated are 28465, Deaths per million population is 7.09 and deaths, confirmed by Keratosis pilaris are 1404.
Except for some itching, keratosis pilarisdoesn't hurt and doesn't get worse. Many children and teens get it, and it usually disappears as they get older. There's no cure for keratosis pilaris. But moisturizing lotions or creams may help your skin look and feel better. A variety of these are available over the counter, but you'll need a prescription for stronger versions.