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Dr. Emily Altman
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Keratosis Pilaris (Definition)

A condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps on the skin, most commonly on the backs ...Read more


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Can laser treatment work for keratosis pilaris?

Maybe: Keratosis pilaris is an unrelenting condition that never goes away. Lasers don't actually work get rid of it. However, microdermabrasion, ipl, and fractionated lasers can help to flatten it out and make it appear better. In theory, if you remove hair follicles the keratosis pilaris can't occur but I have not seen great results. ...Read more

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How is keratosis pilaris treated?

How is keratosis pilaris treated?

Link to article: http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm.

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Does a seborrheic keratosis require a biopsy?

Cannot hurt: It will confirm or correct the diagnosis..Go with the advise of your doctor. ...Read more

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Is keratosis pilaris cureble with treatment in homeopathy?

Keratosis pilaris: There is no 1 homeopathic remedy that cures all cases of this condition, but consitutional homeopathic treatment may help. A skin problem is only one expression of a deep level disturbance. You can work with an experienced homeopath who will take your whole case & prescribe accordingly; selection will be based on your whole being. Omega-3 and vitamin a supplementation may help too. ...Read more

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Does exfoliation make keratosis pilaris better or worse?

Likely neither: Can help other skin lesions and standard seborrhecic keratosis and dry layers. ...Read more

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Can diet cure keratosis pilaris?

Can diet cure keratosis pilaris?

Control of symptoms: Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. I don't see diet listed as a treatment by Mayo Clinic. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20025750 ...Read more

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Does all cases of actinic keratosis need freezing?

Does all cases of actinic keratosis need freezing?

Freeze, 5FU, Aldara (imiquimod): Actinic keratosis (ak) is a premalignant condition caused chiefly by sun exposure. If left untreated, ak can progress to squamous cell cancer of the skin. Treatments of ak include freezing using liquid nitrogen; 5-fu chemo cream; immune modifier cream aldara (imiquimod)... ...Read more

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Is some other cure for keratosis pilaris?

Is some other cure for keratosis pilaris?

Not curable: It's a genetic disease that's somewhat manageable. There are many approaches. Folks with something like this often do themselves a major favor, read up on their illness and help their physicians manage it. Most of us like this and appreciate your being proactive. ...Read more

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Is keratosis pilaris pre malignant or no? I know actinic keratosis is. How about keratosis pilaris?

NO: This is a benign skin condition.Its primary downside is its persistence, and resistance to treatments. ...Read more

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Keratosis pilaris is there any treatment for it?

Keratosis pilaris is there any treatment for it?

KP tx: There are some rx meds, but this condition is a skin type, not a disease. It is not cureable. I like the otc/beauty line by dermadoctor called kp duty. The keys of treatment are exfolliation and emollients. If otc doesn't help i would consider seeing the doctor. ...Read more

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How is actinic keratosis usually diagnosed?

Clinical exam: Actinic keratoses are early precancerous lesions caused primarily by sun exposure over time. They are usually diagnosed by your dermatologist on clinical exam. In some cases a more advanced lesion may be biopsied to make sure it has not progressed to skin cancer. ...Read more

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Does seborrheic dermatitis have permanent treatmnet?

Does seborrheic dermatitis have permanent treatmnet?

Define "permanent": Most cases can be controlled adequately with a good over-the-counter anti-seborrhea shampoo and Hydrocortisone cream. Stubborn cases require prescription products. But it will always come back and require re-treatment, because the yeast that causes it is a normal component of your skin. If you're looking for a one-time, permanent cure, it doesn't exist; at least not yet. ...Read more

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What would work better for keratosis pilaris scars: oil or mederma?

Oil vs mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is kkeratosis pilaris? And which arthritis creams are effective?

What is kkeratosis pilaris? And which arthritis creams are effective?

Keratosis Pilaris: Treatments for keratosis pilaris may consist of moisturizing or keratolytic treatments including: urea, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or topical retinoids. Topic anti arthritis creams not usually used and not effective. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for keratosis pilaris naturally?

What's recommended as a cure for keratosis pilaris naturally?

Lubricate+exfoliate: Otherwise known as orange peel skin, these tend to do better in the summer, when there is more sun exposure. Make sure to lubricate and exfoliate. ...Read more

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How can keratosis pilaris be treated?

Moisturize the skin: This is a chronic skin condition which causes small bumps to form in the skin at the hair follicles. People who have this make a sebum that is a bit too thick, and many benefit from using lotions that moisturize the skin, and sometimes lotions containing ceramides are helpful too. Don't pick at your bumps, this only makes it worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more