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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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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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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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How can I get rid of the eczema on my skin?

How can I get rid of the eczema on my skin?

Creams/Ointments: For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Daily moisturization is important as well. Other tips: Take quick showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. Avoidance of triggers. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my keratosis pilaris quickly and naturally?

What can I do to treat my keratosis pilaris quickly and 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 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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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 to get rid of keratosis pilaris on my arms?

How to get rid of keratosis pilaris on my arms?

Not curable: This is a poorly-understood genetic illness that comes and goes. A dermatologist can help you manage it with retinoids and perhaps other meds. There's no such thing as a perfect body, but you can manage this relatively common problem. Maintain your overall fitness and general health. PhotoGuy says he has keratosis pilaris -- he's not complaining or hiding his arms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of keratosis pilaris?

Dermatologist: I would see a skin doctor because usually topical scrubs and steroid creams can sometimes make things worse. Good luck ...Read more

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What can I do to remove or lessen the freckles on my face?

What can I do to remove or lessen the freckles on my face?

Sunscreen & Lasers: The first thing that you should do is start using hats and sunscreen spf 30 more frequently. The more that you protect yourself, the less issue that you should have with freckle recurrence and proliferation. To treat the freckles that you have, there are many different methods depending on your skin type. Certain lasers and bleaching creams are two options. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of keratosis pilaris!?

KP: Kp is due to excessive keratin plugging the hair follicles- appearing as goose-bumps. Treat with gentle soap like dove, keep the skin well lubricated. Use glycolic acid lact -hydrin and urea lotion. Could be self limiting in adults. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of eczema that is on my neck?

How can I get rid of eczema that is on my neck?

Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply OTC or prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. ...Read more

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What can I use to relieve the eczema on my skin?

What can I use to relieve the eczema on my skin?

Moisturing Cream!: I would recommend using mild soaps for bathing, dove is the best. Generous application of a moisturizing cream is extremely important. I like cetaphil cream the best. Not lotion, the cream! this should be applied after showering when skin is still moist, and then twice daily as well. Otc antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) can help with the itching. For flares, you may need a prescription cream also. ...Read more

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I have redness on my face i also have kiratosis pilaris. How can I get rid of that ? Or how can I treat

I have redness on my face i also have kiratosis pilaris. How can I get rid of that ? Or how can I treat

Keratosis Pilaris: Patients may turn to prescription vitamin a creams to help restore a smooth texture in recalcitrant cases, or as a way to help treat keratosis pilaris complicated by acne. Potent over-the-counter retinols (up to 1%) are another option. Overeager use won't help hasten silky skin. Instead it can leave the skin parched, peeling and painful. A tiny dab every other night is more than adequate. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ringworm on my skin?

How can I get rid of ringworm on my skin?

Antifungal cream: You can use an antifungal over the counter preparation twice a day for 2-3 weeks. If not change then go and see a dermatologist for a stronger antifungal prescription. ...Read more

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How can I reduce pigmentation on the face?

How can I reduce pigmentation on the face?

Melanocytes control: The basics are controlling sun exposure, good judicious use of sunscreen and hydro quinine at night. After 4-6 weeks of this treatment specific laser therapies can be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of sunspots on my face?

How can I get rid of sunspots on my face?

See a skin doctor: Sunspots are due to sun exposure/damage. There are many options which need to be tailored based on your skin type, color, and area of the face involved. Chemical peels and lasers are good options and can be used alone or combined with topical whitening agents and exfoliants like retinoic acid. You should see a skin specialist to review your options. ...Read more

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How can I know when the urticary will dissappear from my skin?

How can I know when the urticary will dissappear from my skin?

Urticaria: Urticaria is resolved when you don't get any more hives on the skin. Most urticaria disappear within 6 weeks. However some people may have them for months or even years. Causes of urticaria are multiple. Most of the time it is an allergic reaction to a food or medication, sometimes allergic reaction to environment. Some people have autoimmune urticaria caused by a dysfunction of immune system. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more