Categorized | Rosacea

---------------> Put Adsense or 300x250 Ad Here <---------------

Red Bumps on Triceps – The Biggest Disease in History?

Do you have red bumps on your triceps? If so, then there’s a likely chance that you have a disease called keratosis pilaris. Now, before you start grabbing your keys in a mad dash for the hospital, let me tell you that KP is not a dangerous disease. It isn’t life threatening or contagious; it’s just a nuisance.

Keratosis pilaris is a disorder where the skin creates too much of a protein called keratin. This keratin will clog the pores, which results in raised bumps on the back of your upper arms. These bumps can also occur in many other places: lower arms, thighs, buttocks, face, chest, back, and calves (in no specific order).

Here are a few tips to keep in mind to alleviate the bumps:

Sunlight Helps: Use this with caution as overexposure to the sun can be very dangerous. I do not advise anyone to go bake their skin in the scorching sun, but I’ve noticed that a nice shade of brown does wonders for my KP.

Exfoliate Properly: It’s important to remove all of the dead skin which isn’t helping your keratosis pilaris. The faster your skin regenerates new layers, the less keratin there will be throughout.

Moisturize: A good moisturizer designed for keratosis pilaris can go a long way. Use one that’s designed for those suffering from keratosis pilaris.

Don’t Pick: Do not pick at the little bumps. This won’t spread or make the problem worse, but it can cause scarring, and what good is clear skin if it’s riddled with scars?

Leave a Reply

Advert
---------------> Put Adsense or 300x250 Ad Here <---------------