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The Reason Behind Those Red Bumps On Your Arm

If you’ve ever noticed red spots on the top of your arms and wondered what the rash is, we now have answers.

Commonly known as 'chicken skin,’ its official name is Keratosis pilaris and according to Liverpool Echo, there is nothing to worry about as it’s not contagious or harmful.

Keratosis pilaris (or 'chicken skin) occurs when too much keratin builds up in the skin's hair follicles.

Keratin is a protein found in the tough outer layer of skin, which causes the surface of the skin to thicken, hence the name "keratosis".

The excess keratin blocks the hair follicles with plugs of hard, rough skin. The tiny plugs widen the pores, giving the skin a spotty appearance.

There are easy ways to treat the rash but usually, it will go away in the warmer months of the year.

You can try using non-soap cleansers rather than soap – ordinary soap may dry your skin out and make the condition worse.

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