Do I have KP?
While your doctor or dermatologist is the best person to give you a definitive keratosis pilaris diagnosis, there are some common symptoms that may suggest you are part of the 50% of adults or 80% of adolescents impacted by KP.
Common Symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris:
- Painless tiny bumps, most commonly on upper arms and thighs.
- Sandpaper-like texture and appearance on skin
- White or red bumps can occasionally be itchy
- Resembles irritated goose bumps or dry pimples
- Seems like dozens of ingrown hairs on arms, legs, buttocks, or cheeks
- Bumps can be more pronounced in colder months
KP is Not:
- Goose bumps
- Painful rash
You can compare your symptoms with some of the below photos of keratosis pilaris to determine if what you have looks like keratosis pilaris. Please consult a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis.