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How can I reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

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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Dr. Emily Altman
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Keratosis Pilaris (Definition)

Keratosis pilaris is a very common skin condition that affects about 40% of people. It shows up as scaly little bumps around follicles, usually on the backs of the arms. It can also be seen on the tops of the thighs and butt. It usually shows up in the teenage years and gets better with time. In kids, it also is sometimes on the face, but that usually ...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 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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How can I lessen the appearance of keratosis pilaris, also known as chicken skin?

How can I lessen the appearance of keratosis pilaris, also known as chicken skin?

Lac-Hydrin...: ...Is a lotion that removes the built-up keratin in the skin that produces the bumps. You can ask your doctor for a prescription for it. ...Read more

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When regarding keratosis pilaris, does using a scrub in the shower help or hinder the appearance?

Keratosis pilaris: Exfoliation in this condition does not usually help and can aggrevate the condition. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can you reduce look of keratosis pilaris?

How can you reduce look of keratosis pilaris?

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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Could being in the sun a lot help reduce keratosis pilaris?

Not worth the chance: I have not heard of sun exposure helping. This is a difficult condition to treat. I would not risk potential skin damage and stick with more conventional treatments knowing that you will need patience and persistence. ...Read more

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Keratosis pilaris can it be cured or reduced with dove cream ?

Keratosis Pilaris: Kp is a common skin condition in children and many grow out of it with time. Moisture helps but it may be necessary to use exfoliating (lactic acid or urea) lotions to reduce the bumps. It is not something that is usually cured, but can be controlled. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the redness associated with keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Topical steroid, laser skin therapy, excision or other therapies can be considered for this condition depending on the findings. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more