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How can I reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

How can I reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

Keralytic cream: First, using a good moisturizer cream or ointment, nivea creme, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, etc., are all good ones; second, your dermatologists might prescribe prescription-strengthed medications like lachydin-12, keralyt gel, salex cream, etc. To control kp. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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What can I do to reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

What can I do to reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Heavy moisturizing products like eucerin professional repair or smoothing repair. Lachydrin (lactic acid) is also helpful as are temporary use of topical prescription cortisone creams. ...Read more

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How can I lessen the appearance of keratosis pilaris, also known as chicken skin?

How can I lessen the appearance of keratosis pilaris, also known as chicken skin?

Lac-Hydrin...: ...Is a lotion that removes the built-up keratin in the skin that produces the bumps. You can ask your doctor for a prescription for it. ...Read more

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How can do I reduce the appearance and the feel of keratosis pilaris?

How can do I reduce the appearance and the feel of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: You can buy a "buff puff" over the counter and use a cream called amlactin (over the counter) after you get out of the bath or shower. Try not to rub too hard but use the medicated lotion twice a day and exfoliate the area may help. ...Read more

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When regarding keratosis pilaris, does using a scrub in the shower help or hinder the appearance?

Keratosis pilaris: Exfoliation in this condition does not usually help and can aggrevate the condition. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance and the feel of actinic keratosis?

How can I reduce the appearance and the feel of actinic keratosis?

None: Unfortunately there is no studied over the counter treatment for actinic keratosis (ak). Since ak is a form of precancer, it is important to have it treated before it progresses. There are available treatments through a dermatologist that are effective (some topical, some freezing technique). ...Read more

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What products are used to treat keratosis palaris?

Keratosis pilaris: There are several topical therapies that are used to treat keratosis pilaris, none of which are particularly effective. These include topical retinoids, urea, low-potency topical corticosteroids, lactic acid lotions (e.g. AmLactin), as well as cleansing with a mild soap and use of a moisturizer. Note, however, that there are no cures for keratosis pilaris and no universally effective therapies. ...Read more

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Can seborroheic keratosis lesions be multicolored?

SK color: Yes, they can be brown, dark brown/black, light brown or tan. Typically rough texture (like a wart) or waxy texture. Hope this helps ...Read more