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My one yr old has white bumps on upper thighs and shoulders. my doc said it was the dead skin getting caught. what is that called? i want to get ridof

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition in which a protein in the skin called keratin forms hard plugs within hair follicles. 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.

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Last updated Jun 18, 2013

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