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Is keratosis pilaris a common skin condition?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Keratosis pilaris is a very common condition affecting children and adults of all ages.


Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches of pimple-like bumps on the skin. Many people with keratosis pilaris have family members with the condition. People with other skin condition like eczema are more prone to having the condition as well.

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