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do amlactin or eucerin work for keratosis pilaris?

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Dr. Lawrence Parish
Dermatology 58 years experience
Keratosis pilaris: Amlactin may be helpful, but remember that nothing completely rids the body of keratosis pilaris. Eucerin will not be helpful.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can sunblock be used as a effective moisturizer?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Some: Moisturizer simply helps to lock moisture into the skin and protect it from drying out. Sunblock has chemical or physical uv blockers which protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Some sunblocks/sunscreens are also moisturizing. You can look for a "moisturizing sunscreen" at your local pharmacy. Hope this helps!
A 50-year-old member asked:

Can you remove a keratosis pilaris alba by a laser?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris alba (kp) and no cure and treatment is individualized. Depending on the severity of presentation, medical treatment can be combined with minor surgical treatment such as extractions, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser hair reduction, intense pulsed light therapy, .
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you use sea salt on seborrheic keratosis?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Probably not helpful: Salt can be exfoliative when rubbed against the skin, but it is unlikely that a thick fleshy seborrheic keratosis would respond to such treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Does moisturized skin break out more than dry skin?

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Dermatology 16 years experience
Usually Not: The skin serves as a barrier to the environment. In general, this barrier is most effective when it is well moisturized. However, some lotions contain fragrances and preservatives that can result in allergic reactions.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What does actinic keratosis usually look like?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 23 years experience
Scaly red papules: Actinic keratosis is a premalignant lesion that over time can evolve into squamous or basal cell carcinomas. They are usually small persistent crusty or scaly pink-red bumps. These are typically treated with liquid nitrogen destruction or topical creams such as Efudex or aldara (imiquimod).

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