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Who gets keratosis pilaris?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Anyone can get keratosis pilaris, though it appears to affect more women than men. This common condition produces tiny bumps on the skin, usually on the upper arms, thighs, or buttocks. In some people, keratosis pilaris causes the skin to become flushed and dry, especially on the face. Keratosis pilaris often makes its first appearance during childhood.

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