Keratosis pilaris, sometimes called chicken skin, is a condition that causes small rough bumps, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Though the condition is generally harmless, some people opt for treatment.
To treat chicken skin, the academy suggests:
- Apply a moisturizer with urea or lactic acid after a shower or bath.
- Using a loofah or microdermabrasion kit to diminish bumps.
- Talk to your doctor about medication to exfoliate your skin.
- Consider laser treatment if moisturizer and medicine both fail.
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