Keratosis Pillaris


Keratosis pilaris

It is a very common form of dry skin characterized by hair follicles plugged by a scale

is due to abnormal keratinization of the lining of the upper portion of the hair follicle

Common in teenage years

Autosomal dominant inheritance

Clinical features

Commonly affects the outer aspect of both upper arms.

It may also occur on the thighs, buttocks, and sides of the cheeks,




Non-soap cleansers

Rubbing with an exfoliating sponge in the shower

Moisturizing cream containing salicylic acid

Topical retinoids

Laser treatment-IPL

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