What Causes Rough Skin Like Chicken Skin?
Good afternoon doctor, I want to ask, in my hand there are enlarged and rough pores like chicken skin. At first it was only one small part, but now it starts to grow in other parts of the hand. What kind of disease is it called doctor and what medicine can cure it?
Hello Leonardus, Thank you for the question.
Rough skin like chicken skin in medicine is called keratosis pilaris. This condition appears on the skin of the arms, thighs, cheeks, and buttocks. This rough skin is characterized by the appearance of small spots resembling zits that are white or red, and does not feel itchy or sore. Keratosis pilaris is caused by keratin deposits on the skin. Keratin is a solid protein that functions to protect the skin. This keratin stack can clog hair follicles so that the skin pores appear enlarged. The cause of this keratini buildup is not yet known with certainty but is thought to be related to the presence of other skin conditions. Keratosis pilaris cannot be cured. Existing treatments aim to soften this keratin layer. Aside from keratosis pilaris, your complaint can also be caused by pityriasis rubra pilaris, icthyosis vulgaris, folliculitis.
If this complaint bothers you, please consult your dermatologist immediately for further examination and treatment. If proven to be due to keratosis pilaris, the doctor can provide some treatments in the form of exfoliants, retinoids, or laser therapy.
Please use a skin moisturizer to keep the skin dry and rough. You are advised to take a shower with warm water but avoid taking too long a shower so that the oil does not disappear.
Hopefully this information is useful.