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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:

  • Acne
  • Goose bumps
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • 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.