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how do i get rid of keratosis pilaris

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Grogan
24 years experience Family Medicine
Moisturizer : If you want to treat this yourself i recommend over the counter Hydrocortisone cream an eucerin cream three times per day.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Bumps may be keratosis pilaris, eczema, comedones, and/or folliculitis. Each would have a different treatment, so a primary care doctor or a dermatolo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Keratosis : A dermatologist will often prescribe topical lactic or salicylic acid moisturizers and retinoid cream to help soften and improve keratosis pilaris.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
You don't cure it: you only control it, exfoliants, and topical hydroxy acids or retinols will help
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry skin: Benign skin skin condition often fades with age. Treatment of the dry skin areas usually involves moisturizing lotions, creams, vaseline, exfoliation ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Salicylic acid ointm: Use ointment containing 6~12% salicylic acid plus good moisturizer, daily.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Exfoliation Helps: Keratosis pilaris is so common that it is considered a normal variant of skin! Many women have it! That said, there are regimens which can lessen th ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
57 years experience Ophthalmology
KP: Kp is due to excessive keratin plugging the hair follicles- appearing as goose-bumps. Treat with gentle soap like dove, keep the skin well lubricated. ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Milia: are tiny white bumps that occur when keratin becomes trapped below the skin's surface. Most go away on their own and in most cases, no treatment is r ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Prescription, sun: It is unusual for psoriaisis to be limited to face. Depending on severity topical prescription such as steroids, vitamin d, or Protopic ointment can h ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Easy: Take a stout thread and make a double loop. A friend should hold the loop over the tag while you pull the tag outwards. The friend should tighten th ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Can't: You can't get rid of psoriasis, only control it. Dermatologists have many options in treating psoriasis including topicals, uv light, immunosuppresant ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical car ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Acne: Good hygiene and diet. Topical and oral antibiotics and if you qualify oral vitamin A. It will depend on how severe your acne is. All the best.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Depends: There are plenty of OTC preps containing benzoyl peroxide which frequently helps. If you have severe pitting acne there is a very effective medicine f ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Moisturizer: Try using a skin moisturizer such as coconut oil.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bloom
19 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Pulsed Dye Laser: Pulsed dye laser is an excellent choice for the treatment of facial rosacea. The treatment is very effective and is not painful. It has very little ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Several options: Treatment for condyloma must cause destruction of the lesions, so topical medications are used, as are lasers, cautery, excision and freezing.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Skin Care: Excellent skin care program mandatory. Often products which acidify the skin help reduce bacteria which cause the pimples, and reduce the oil product ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
You cannot: You can only control keratosis pilaris. If it goes away that would be great. It's usually chronic once it starts.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Rarely have to: Syringoma is a benign (noncancerous) skin tumor that is derived from eccrine cells related to sweat glands. The skin lesions usually appear during pub ... Read More

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