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How can i lessen the my keratosis pilaris?

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Dr. Hung Khong answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Lotion; steroid: Keratosis pilaris is a common, benign condition. Treatment may include: moisturizing lotions to soothe the skin and help it look better; skin creams that contain urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, tretinoin, or vitamin d; steroid creams to reduce redness. Improvement often takes months and the bumps are likely to come back.

Answered 12/14/2013

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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 4/21/2017

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