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Is there medication oral or topical to control keratosis pilaris

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Harrington
14 years experience Family Medicine
Salicylic acid: Salicylic acid found in acne lotions can be helpful, as can retin a, (tretinoin) steroid creams and lac-hydrin, which are available by prescription.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Keralyt, axelaic aci: Prescription creams that are helpful are keralyt gel, finacea, lac hydrin , or urea. This need to be used long term. The addition of oral zinc and ess ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: Recommended medications for keratosis pilaris depends on the severity of your findings. See a dermatologist.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Clearing takes time.: Some patients need to try a few treatments before they find one that works. Lasers may work when moisturizer and medicine fail.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This article has a: very comprehensive list of soaps & medications that can be used for Keratosis Pilaris. However, I don't know if that is your diagnosis. REF: htt ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly, but: Keratosis is a benign skin condition that does not itch or cause pain (skin-colored bumps are the size of a grain of sand). Bumps that itch can be hiv ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Follicular plugs: Keratosis pilaris is plugging of hair follicles, typically on the upper arms and thighs. It is thought to be in the spectrum of atopic dermatitis (or ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Keratosis pilaris: It is an autosomal dominant inherited condition related to another condition called atopy. Basically, it is inherited.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: It is not contagious.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Control of symptoms: Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. I don't see diet listed as a treatment by Mayo Clinic. Se ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Link to article: http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm.
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