1 doctor weighed in:
Does picking keratosis pilaris make it worse?
1 doctor weighed in

Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
In brief: Doesn't help.
Keratosis pilaris is notorious b/c there's no great treatment for it.
While picking at it won't make worse necessarily, it does put you at risk for bacterial skin infections - all those little critters living under your nails are now buried into your skin.

In brief: Doesn't help.
Keratosis pilaris is notorious b/c there's no great treatment for it.
While picking at it won't make worse necessarily, it does put you at risk for bacterial skin infections - all those little critters living under your nails are now buried into your skin.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors