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Keratosis Pilaris

This is a common (40%) skin problem in children and sometimes adults.  It starts in childhood with small red or white bumps on outer areas of arms, legs and sometimes cheeks.  It does not itch and is there all the time.  It increases in teens and decreases in the 20s.  There are creams that strip the cells off the skin and open up the pours but it cause irritation and easy sunburns.  Most will stop using the treatment and just put up with it.  There are some diseases where this is increased but since it is in 40% of the population that does not help one look for causes. 


for more info:  http://emedicine.com/derm/topic211.htm

Dr. Knapp