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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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Very dry skin, itchy etc. Should I buy the cerave salicylic acid + vit d for extremely dry skin or normal cerave body lotion??
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
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
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