Keratosis pilaris is a common andharmless condition where the skin becomes rough and bumpy, as if covered in permanent goose pimples.

There's no cure forkeratosis pilaris, but you may be able to improve the rash by using soap-free cleansers, moisturising,and gentlyremoving dead skin cells from the surface of the skin (exfoliating).

There's no real need to see your GP unless the condition is causing you concern. It usually improves as you get older and sometimes disappears completely in adulthood.

This page provides more informationon keratosis pilaris and explains what you can do if you have the condition.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 25 Nov 2016