Both conditions have similar appearances: bumps of keratin protein on the arms, and sometimes the face and elsewhere. Keratosis pilaris is common and mild; Darier's disease is rare and severe, also involving the nails and other skin structures.. Unless there is strong supportive genetic and biopsy evidence, evaluated by an expert dermatologist, I would be skeptical of the diagnosis of Darier's disease. I suggest you get clarification of this issue before finding wnything else out about a condition your son may not have.
I have karatosis on my face and I've lived with it my entire life (Currently 18)... My social life has been seriously compromised and has been a living hell. My cheeks are always bright red and very embarrasing. I read something about green-tinted make-up? does it really look right? well, if you have this condition be prepared to have your life ruined.... there's no way to get rid of the redness.... *cries softly*
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