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Doctor insights on: Effects On Keratosis Pilaris With Prednisone

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...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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How can I lessen the my keratosis pilaris?

How can I lessen the my keratosis pilaris?

Lotion; steroid: Keratosis pilaris is a common, benign condition. 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. Improvement often takes months and the bumps are likely to come back. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure keratosis pilaris?

Is there any way to cure keratosis pilaris?

Not really a cure: Keratosis pilaris usually resolves as you get older. There is not really a way to cure it but the mainstay of treatment is moisturizers and keratolytics (things that break down keratin in the skin). These are preparations with lactic acid or salicylic acid. Using mild soaps or non-soap and avoiding hot showers can also help. Dermatologists may offer other treatments such as lasers. ...Read more

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Is keratosis pilaris curable?

No: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is an extremely common skin disorder. It usually runs in families and can be associated with eczema. It usually does not require treatment unless it becomes a cosmetic concern. Treatments never cure only minimize the condition. Best thing to do is see a dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss potential treatments options. ...Read more

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How to avoid keratosis pilaris?

Pilaris keratosis: There is no way to prevent this condition. I have found that aha/bha (alphahydroxy acid /beta hydroxy acid) works well to keep it at bay. ...Read more

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Could I rid of keratosis pilaris?

Control symptoms: Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. ...Read more

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For what reasons hasn't someone developed a cure for keratosis pilaris?

Difficult!: It is a dance between infection (sinus) and the immune system!
it is associated with chronic sinusitis, not allergies per se. I use antimicrobials to treat it. Causes for chronic sinusitis need be identified, and may be obtructive! ...Read more

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Treatment for keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is often treated with topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. ...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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Keratosis pilaris on warm climates?

Keratosis pilaris on warm climates?

Does n't matter: People get pilaris in cold or warm climates. Some times shaving makes it worse. You can try apple cider vinegar, retin a, (tretinoin) local steroids/salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Is keratosis pilaris a genetic disorder?

Yes: Keratosis pilaris (kp, also follicular keratosis or chicken skin) is a common, autosomal dominant (meaning you need only one copy of the gene), genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough, slightly red, bumps on the skin. ...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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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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Will a non ablative laser get rid of my keratosis pilaris?

Will a non ablative laser get rid of my 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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Can I safely wax if I've got keratosis pilaris/chicken skin?

Can I safely wax if I've got keratosis pilaris/chicken skin?

Maybe: The condition can be aggravated by a number of things and waxing may be one of them. However, the effect would be temporary and likely return to baseline within a day or so. ...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 to do if I have keratosis pilaris, which is chicken skin. Any body lotion recommend?

What to do if I have keratosis pilaris, which is chicken skin. Any body lotion recommend?

Keratosis pilaris: Is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. These bumps do no generally scar unless they are traumatized by excessive scratching. Dark spots that may remain after resolution or treatments usually fade on their own over time. Treatment consists of moisturizers, alpha hydroxy acid creams and sometimes, topical steroids ...Read more

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I have keratosis pilaris, so would exfoliating w a salt or sugar scrub be too harsh on my skin?

I have keratosis pilaris, so would exfoliating w a salt or sugar scrub be too harsh on my skin?

Keratosis Pilaris: Treatment of keratosis pilaris can include the following medications:

topical exfoliants. Medicated creams containing alpha-hydroxy acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or urea moisturize and soften dry skin while helping to loosen and remove dead skin cells. Depending on their strength, certain creams are available over-the-counter and others require a prescription. ...Read more

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Can the skin condition keratosis pilaris be caused or worsened by hygiene or diet? (dermatology)

KP is an inherited: Skin disorder. It is due to plugging of follicles so using topicals that exfoliate will help a lot, (scrubs, lactic acid, urea) foods typically do not affect it ...Read more

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Hi I think I have keratosis pilaris on my legs how do I know if I have this and what can resolve it?

Picture matching: Millions of people have it, including a bunch of my physician friends and the athletes I supervise. You can read online about various ways of managing it, but nothing really works, and it's basically not treatable. If this is KP, it'll come and go for the rest of your life. It's no threat, and you can be thankful for good health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have keratosis pilaris aka as chicken skin what will help it to go away? I heard amlactin would work but I want to make sure

I have keratosis pilaris aka as chicken skin what will help it to go away? I heard amlactin would work but I want to make sure

Moisturisers/keratol: Treatment of this common genetic condition is by use of moisturisers and keratolytic agents. Amlactin is a Lactic Acid moisturiser and may work if used as directed. Other choices are urea, salicylic acid, vit d, glycolic acid and retinoids. Treatment is somewhat limited and is long term and continuous. Research for more effective treatment is ongoing. However it is not seroius and may fade with age. ...Read more

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I have keratosis pilaris and my local hospital dermatologist gave me a lot of things to try but nothing is working even if I have used it for weeks.

No surprise: Nothing really works for KP. In a situation like this, your best move is to read up as much as you possibly can, join a research study if you can, and get as aerobically fit and good at social skills as you can so that you'll be appealing and attractive to others apart from the skin problem. ...Read more

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Hi- does keratosis pilaris have flare up? My skin itches and dry but, feel sticky. It could be eczema. What can I do? It's in the creasesof my body.

Hi- does keratosis pilaris have flare up? My skin itches and dry but, feel sticky. It could be eczema. What can I do? It's in the creasesof my body.

Eczema: Rash in the creases is likely to be eczema not keratosis pilaris, these areas are not generally hairy. You need to use a moisturizer and may need a topical steroid if it persists. ...Read more

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