Keratosis Pilaris: Do you have a chicken skin?

I had a sort of rashes on my right arm, at first I thought I over scrub it with my magic stone. Time pass by only a rounded rashes became visible so what comes to my mind it is allergy from eating too much eggs and chicken. That’s how it works when I am still staying in our province, older people says it came from eating poultry products. I want to scrub it with garlic but we don’t have a round one all we got is a small jar of minced garlic, Pookie bear says it will disappear so I don’t need to bother about it , I know it was just his reason but the truth he just don’t want to buy peeled garlic because the last time we bought a small Styrofoam it was wasted. Onions and garlic here is not sold by head but per plastic or net. Things here is always wholesale it seems retail is not common not like in Philippines even shampoo or powder has retail packed.

However my plastic of garlic materialized from my own expenses, I forgot to scrub it. I just remember it when I am going to take a bath that I did it on hurry. My husband and I had an argument because ever since he won’t believed I got this from eating too much chicken and eggs. So he told me to find an article about this case to prove it guess what I was wrong at all.


This case is not really from eating poultry products like chicken and eggs, it is a common skin disorder that creates a “goose bumps,” “gooseflesh,” or “chicken skin” appearance on the skin. That’s why it is called chicken skin disease or Keratosis Pilaris which is a genetically based disorder of hyperkeratinization of the skin. It occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. It happens when the excess keratin, which is cream colored, surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore which causes the formation of hard plugs, that is hyperkeratinization process. In other words the bumps are often caused by our skin hair that is unable to reach the surface because they are trapped beneath the keratin debris. If you doesn’t know I am hairless, I mean I have no hair on my arms and legs but since I did working out they started to grow Pookie bear says it is because of testosterone. As he says working out can causes to increase level of testosterone. This skin disorder is not really disgusted but not impressive as well, it also occurs during cold season and it is hereditary. This is the things that we cannot whine about, in all the things I could inherit from my grandmother (father side) this is what I got and the in-born dark circles on my eyes. If we could just choose to inherit all the good things, why not?

By the way Keratosis Pilaris is frequently noted in otherwise healthy people does it means I am healthy person? Lol, there are some ways to treat this skin disease but all I know and most common is by using salicylic acid I have tried to ask for it when we went to a pharmacy today but they don’t have so I guess I’ll be contented with my magic garlic which also helps because it flattened the goose bumps.

My findings older people misunderstand this disease as result of eating poultry products but what they doesn’t know it is just called chicken skin disease.

5 Responses to “Keratosis Pilaris: Do you have a chicken skin?”

  1. genny says:

    nice post sis! meron din ako chicken skin and blemishes sa face. any idea how to lessen it or make it not so visible?hahaha

    • adminryanne says:

      Thanks sis, all you need is salicylic acid for your chicken skin 🙂 pwede rin bawang..hehe

  2. anne says:

    hehehe pareha ra gud na sa chicken pox ug amo pang katabang tung una ang bisaya daw kay manok na gi repak kay chicken man hehehe btw lagi oi perti na kau ka strikto ang govt agencies karon. Hahaist

  3. rai says:

    hi, meron din akong chicken skin 🙁 is salicylic acid effective?

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