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WHAT CAUSES ‘CHICKEN SKIN’ BUMPS ON THE BODY?

‘These rough, scaly bumps on the arms, thighs, but­tocks or cheeks look like chicken skin and feel like sand­pa­per,’ says Dr Su­chi­tra Bad­vey, der­ma­tol­o­gist at Lon­don’s 25 Har­ley Street clinic. ‘It’s called ker­ato­sis pi­laris and is due to a build-up of a pro­tein called ker­atin in the hair fol­li­cles.’

Treat­ments in­clude emol­lient creams, ex­fo­li­at­ing and laser resur­fac­ing.

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