Keratosis Pilaris Symptoms, Causes and More

By carolynne
Reviewed: dr. vanta
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Is Keratosis Pilaris Dangerous?

Keratosis Pilaris isn't dangerous and is considered a harmless skin issue. Unfortunately, the dry skin around the patch of raised bumps can be uncomfortable, which might lead to scratching.

If the skin around the patch of keratosis pilaris becomes itchy and is scratched open, it could lead to skin infections. It can be quite tempting to squeeze the pimple-like bumps, but this can also lead to infections and skin inflammation.

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