A member asked:

Got spots on my arm, and i think its keratosis pilaris. what to do?

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Dr. Mark Patterson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Moisturizer: Keratosis pilaris is a common chronic condition related to dry skin. It it characterized by rough bumps on the skin, usually on the outer surfaces of the upper arms, back, and upper thighs. Treatment consists of moisturizing the skin. If over the counter lotions do not help, check with your doctor as a prescription medication called lachydrin (lactic acid) may work.

Answered 1/2/2013


Dr. Michael Fisher answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Keratosis pilaris: Medicated creams containing alpha-hydroxy, lactic or salicylic acid or urea moisturize and soften dry skin while helping to loosen and remove dead skin cells. Depending on their strength, certain creams are available over-the-counter and others require a prescription. Your doctor can advise you on the best option for your skin.CeraveĀ® sa renewing lotion exfoliates, smoothes and softens it is otc.

Answered 9/28/2016



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Will exfoliating help keratosis pilaris on my upper arm?

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