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Is There a Treatment for Chicken Skin?
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Yes but none work 100%
Chicken skin ( goose bumps) or Keratosis Pilaris by its dermatology moniker, is a genetic disorder caused by a defect in the way keratin is formed around the hair follicle. This is a very common ( 50-80% children and 40% adults) benign condition in which small, rough, keratotic papules (bumps) are formed adjacent to hair follicles. Keratosis Pilaris, genetically, is felt to be autosomal dominant with variable penetrance. Oftentimes, when I take a family history, the patient will...