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keratosis pilaris

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
No: It is not contagious.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Unknown: Kp runs in families and people affected tend to have dryness of their skin and often have an underlying tendency towards eczema. It usually is worse i ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Link to article: http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience in Vascular Surgery
See link: http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
Amlactin: 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Cosmetic issue: Treatment is difficult. A number of lotions and creams (keratolytic agents) are available. Gentle exfoliation by a pumice stone, wash cloth, or loof ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Salicylic acid ointm: Use ointment containing 6~12% salicylic acid plus good moisturizer, daily.

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