A member asked:

How do you get keratosis pilaris?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Jon Fishburn answered

Specializes 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 in the winter and tends to clear in the summer months. The condition is benign but bothersome. Various tours of moisturizing lotion and creams may help as well as exfoliation treatments.

Answered 5/31/2015


Dr. Edward Kuhnley answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

Treatment may help: Treatments for keratosis pilaris may consist of moisturizing or keratolytic treatments including: urea, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or topical retinoids. However, the effectiveness of these treatments is limited.

Answered 11/28/2017



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