Keratosis Pilaris - Affected Areas

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Does keratosis pilaris affect the entire body?

Although possible, it is fairly rare to have KP all over the body. The lesions in keratosis pilaris most characteristically involve the back of the upper arms. Other common locations include the thighs and buttocks and occasionally the face. It does not affect the eyes, mouth, palms, or soles.

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Comment from: nicolle, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

Well I have an extremely rare coverage because it's pretty much everywhere on my body!

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Comment from: Eleanor, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I have KP (keratosis pilaris) on my legs and the backs of my arms, it's recently started to ebb into my bicep area. Anyway, one relatively effective treatment (if done either daily, every other day, or weekly, depending on the severity of the KP) is pumice, or a callous sander. I sand the bumps down gently and apply lotion or cocoa butter to the sanded area. My legs and arms will look reddish for an hour or so but it takes care of the bumps generally.

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