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My son has had bumps on his arm for years. He's 12 now. He is using Cerave lotion now. A little better. Will it disappear over time?

My son has had bumps on his arm for years.  He's 12 now.  He is using Cerave lotion now.  A little better.  Will it disappear over time?

Hyperkeratosis-Mayo: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. However, it isn't often serious and usually disappears by age 30. In the meantime, prescription medications and self-care measures can improve the appearance of keratosis pilaris. ...Read more

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I am using Cerave moisturizing lotion, it is working well for the rest of my face, but I think it might be breaking my forehead out?

I am using Cerave moisturizing lotion, it is working well for the rest of my face, but I think it might be breaking my forehead out?

CeraVe vs alternate: CeraVe is an excellent product for eczema or just really dry skin and less greasy than some similar products. It does contain ceramides and hyaluronic acid, which add heaviness. You could consider a lighter non-alcohol containing lotion for your face such as Vanicream or Eucerin. ...Read more

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Very dry skin, itchy etc. Should I buy the cerave salicylic acid + vit d for extremely dry skin or normal cerave body lotion??

Very dry skin, itchy etc. Should I buy the cerave salicylic acid + vit d for extremely dry skin or normal cerave body lotion??

Cream better: Cerave cream is better than the lotion. Also keep showers short and only use soap in private parts. If you have any red scaly areas see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more

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Why dose my son eat. Lotion?

Why dose my son eat. Lotion?

Lotion: Having 4 kids and 6 grandkids, the simple answer is because he can. Kids at this age explore their environment by putting everything in their mouth. You put lotion on him all the time and he sticks out his tongue to get some to explore and because it is a game to him. Fortunately it is not dangerous unless he were to eat the whole bottle. ...Read more

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What if we use morr-f 7.5% lotion?

What if we use morr-f 7.5%  lotion?

No problem: This is a topical solution used for hair loss. There should be no problems with it and it may help. ...Read more

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Is it good to use skin lotion everyday?

Is it good to use skin lotion everyday?

Yes: Especially if you have sensitive, dry skin, daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and water content of the epidermis and dermis. ...Read more

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Can too much lotion be bad for you skin?

Yes: You can have too much lotion and the skin can become macerated (it can break down) from too much moisture. This often happens between the toes and should be guarded against. ...Read more

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