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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Okay: I have patients use tazorac (tazarotene) and Elocon but it can be treated with a urea or salicylic acid cream also. Yes it can appear in later life.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is often treated with topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: It is cosmetic in appearance and does not commonly itch.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: This condition does not require treatment but most patients do not like the appearance of the rash and seek treatment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
KP tx: There are some rx meds, but this condition is a skin type, not a disease. It is not cureable. I like the otc/beauty line by dermadoctor called kp du ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
See below: Topical steroids like this are effective in this condition. Also moisturizing cream (like kera lotion or eucerin) can also help.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
KP tx: There are some rx meds, but this condition is a skin type, not a disease. It is not cureable. I like the otc/beauty line by dermadoctor called kp du ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Mamelak
20 years experience Dermatology
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a difficult condition to treat. In general, prescription strength moisturizers that have Lactic Acid or urea are most effective f ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Aci ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Dermatology: Keratosis pilaris or chicken skin, a common, autosomal dominant, genetic follicular condition manifested by rough, slightly red, bumps on skin most of ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Kingsford
34 years experience Pediatrics
Add an emollient: You can add an emollient twice a day. If there is still no improvement, your pediatrician could add a retinoid topical for 2-3 months. Good luck.

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