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kerotosis pilaris

A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Pityriasis rubra : Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare and chronic skin disorder. Symptoms include reddish orange discolouration scaling, and severe flaking of the skin. ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Ongoing: Well...There is no cure and with stopping treatment it will return, but the common treatments are exfoliants, topical steroids, and retinoids(derived ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
16 years experience Clinical Genetics
Many ways: Keratosis pilaris results from buildup of keratin which plugs the hair follicles of skin. It may occur in association with genetic diseases or with ot ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
20 years experience Dermatology
No cure: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare skin disorder similar to psoriasis. You can read about it here: http://dermnetnz.Org/scaly/pityriasis-rubra-pilar ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience Cardiology
Mysterious!: Because the cause is unknown or it's cure.It can be inherited or acquired form. Please get information from prp support group.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 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
43 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
46 years experience Dermatology
No: It is not contagious.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Link to article: http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm.
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