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How can keratosis pilaris be treated?

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. Emily Altman
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How can you treat keratosis pilaris?

How can you treat keratosis pilaris?

Sinusitis!: 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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How eczema can be cured?

How eczema can be cured?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How can I treat keratosis pilaris?

Amlactin: Keratosis pilaris is plugging of hair follicles, typically on the upper arms and thighs. It is thought to be in the spectrum of atopic dermatitis (or eczema). The roughness can be reduced temporarily by amlactin lotion, which contains 12% lactic acid. Unfortunately, there is no cure. ...Read more

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How can eczema be treated?

How can eczema be treated?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What can be done for keratosis pilaris?

Treatment may help: Treatments for keratosis pilaris may consist of moisturizing or keratolytic treatments including: urea, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or topical retinoids. However, the effectiveness of these treatments is limited. ...Read more

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How is keratosis pilaris treated?

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

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How can pimples be cured?

How can pimples be cured?

Acne Therapy: Antibiotics may help some people with acne: oral antibiotics (taken by mouth) such as tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline, erythromycin, trimethoprim, and amoxicillin topical antibiotics (applied to the skin) such as clindamycin, erythromycin, or dapsone creams or gels applied to the skin may be prescribed: retinoic acid cream or gel (tretinoin, retin-a) prescription formulas of benzoyl pe. ...Read more

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How can follicullitis be cured?

How can  follicullitis be cured?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is caused by an infection of the hair follicles by bacteria, viruses or fungi. The most common cause of folliculitis is staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Thus, the treatment depends on the cause of the folliculitis. Culture the folliculitis to determine the cause then the treatment follows. ...Read more

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How can acrochordon can be treated or cured?

How can acrochordon can be treated or cured?

Skin Tag Treatment: Tyically skin tags (acrochordon) with narrow bases are snipped off with fine sissors, if pigmented then lasers are also an effective technique ...Read more

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How can skin rashes be treated?

How can skin rashes be treated?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can skin cancer be treated?

How can skin cancer be treated?

Usually surgery: Most skin cancers are treated initially with surgical excision. In some cases, depending on the type of tumor, other modalities may be employed. These include radiation, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, cryotherapy, and others. ...Read more

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How can leukoderma be cured?

How can leukoderma be cured?

Leukoderma: Leukoderma usually refers to patches of white skin, namely vitiligo. If vitiligo is due to thyroid disease leukoderma can be cured. In other situations herbal treatment has been recommended with mixed results. ...Read more

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What can be done for severe seborrheic keratosis?

Seborrheic keratosis: Specific keratolytic agents can be used to bring this under control and along with personal hygiene can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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How can acne be treated?

How can acne be treated?

Many ways: Start with a mild daily cleanser (like cetaphil or dove sensitive skin). You can use benzoyl peroxide, a topical antibiotic or an oral antibiotic. Additionally you can use salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Retinoids (like retin a (tretinoin) or differin) can be used as can Accutane (an oral type or retinoid). Other treatments include blue light therapy or comedone extraction. ...Read more

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How can one manage keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: See the following link: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=91543.

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What causes pityriasis rubra pilaris ? Can it be cured?

What  causes pityriasis rubra pilaris ?  Can it be cured?

No cure: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare skin disorder similar to psoriasis. You can read about it here: http://dermnetnz.Org/scaly/pityriasis-rubra-pilaris.Html it, like psoriasis, has no cure, but can be treated. Usually, in time, it goes into a remission and patients remain clear. The cause is not fully understood, but there seems to be a genetic basis in some, and some are related to cancer. ...Read more

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Can keratosis pilaris alba be removed by laser?

No: Typical treatments used to treat keratosis pillars include topical retinoids (retin a, tazorac, (tazarotene) and others) and exfoliating products, such as salicylic acid or alpha-hydroxy acid. Your dermatologist can recommend treatment options after examining your skin. I know of no lasers that are reliably helpful to treat this condition. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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