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Health Tip: Treating Chicken Skin

Last Updated: January 30, 2020.

(HealthDay News) -- 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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