What is keratosis pilaris?
Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition and appears as tiny bumps or pebbles on the skin. Most patients complain that these bumps make their skin look like plucked chicken skin. Some patients mistake the bumps for small pimples.
These rough-feeling bumps are actually plugs of dead skin cells. The plugs appear most often on the upper arms and thighs (front). Children may have these bumps on their cheeks as well.
Dry skin can make these bumps more noticeable. In fact, many people say the bumps clear during the summer only to return in the winter. If you live in a dry climate or frequently swim in a pool, you may see these bumps year round especially in Bangalore. Waxing can actually make it look worse.