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How Can Keratosis Pilaris Be Treated
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
I have keratosis pilaris on my cheeks and arms and thighs, i've read online that it can be treated with special lotion please recommend something!
Steroid cream: Kp can be smoothed mechanically and medicinally. On the extremities, you can use a loofa to scrub your skin to be a little smoother. Over-the-counter steroid creams like 1% Hydrocortisone cream is the strongest i would suggest for your face. If that didn't work on your arms and legs, you may need a stronger prescription steroid for those areas. ...Read more
Follicular plugs: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Kp runs in families and people affected tend to have dryness of their skin and often have an underlying tendency towards eczema. It usually is worse in the winter and tends to clear in the summer months. The condition is benign but bothersome. Various tours of moisturizing lotion and creams may help as well as exfoliation treatments. ...Read more
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