How it affects the skin

The patches of affected skin will be covered in tiny spiky bumps, which may be white, red or skin-coloured. This spotting looks like"chicken skin" or permanent goose pimples, and the skin feels rough, like sandpaper.

In some people, the skin itches and there may be inflammation and pinkness around the bumps.

Keratosis pilariscan't be spread from person to person(contagious).

The skin tends to improve in summer and get worse during winter months or dry conditions.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018