Acne On The Skin Of The Hands Accompanied By Keratosis On The Skin Of The Thighs And Arms?
I am now in high school, starting in elementary school, my hands are rough, and they appear pimples like pimples but are not itchy. And now it’s getting worse, more and more. My thighs are also rough, if you look at the source on Google, keratosis pilaris. How to handle it? I don’t feel confident seeing my hand like this
Hello Novi, Thank you for your question.
Have you ever seen a doctor to determine the cause?
Keratosis pilaris (chicken skin disease) is a condition of the surface of the skin that becomes rough accompanied by the appearance of spots on the skin that resemble acne. In addition to skin that feels rough, the skin around these spots can also feel dry and itchy. This condition generally occurs on the skin of the arms, thighs, cheeks, and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris is caused by a buildup of keratin on the skin surface. Keratin is a solid protein that functions to protect the skin. This buildup of keratin can cause blockage of the pores so that the pores widen so that the skin will feel rough. The cause of this accumulation of keratin is not known with certainty. Besides keratosis pilaris, your complaints can also be caused by prickly heat, folliculitis, or acne.
You should consult with a dermatologist so that the cause can be ascertained so that you can provide appropriate treatment. Your doctor needs to ask further about your symptoms and examine your skin condition directly to make sure. After ascertaining the cause, the doctor will provide appropriate treatment. If it is caused by keratosis pilaris, the doctor will usually recommend treatment in the form of an ointment to remove dead skin cells, drugs containing retinoids, or laser therapy. In addition, you are also encouraged to:
use skin moisturizer to deal with dry skin
avoid taking too long a shower
use a mild soap on the skin that can moisturize the skin
Hopefully this information helps you.