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Is Amlactin Lotion Otc As Good As Lac Hydrin
Yes it is effective: It is as effective and prescribed by dermatologist. ...Read more
Keratosis pilaris: Yes lotions and creams that contain 12% Lactic Acid help to shed scale and dry skin. There is excess cornification in the hair follicles in keratosis pilaris which may be helped by the amlactin. That treatment can be augmented with the use of retina. But sometimes the combination is too irritating to the skin. ...Read more
Is amlactin 12% moisturizing lotion good for helping to treat keratosis pilaris in the cheeks, arms, thighs?
Yes: It can be very bothersome. Good luck. ...Read more
For hyperkeratotic skin diseases, which is more better for sensitive skin - lactic acid lotion (lac-hydrin) or urea-based creams?
Both used: It really depends on the percentages of each medication. Many preparations have both urea and Lactic Acid in them. Your skin is also unique and what might appear to be gentler might give you a worse reaction than the so-called potent preparation. If you are treating keratosis pilaris (kp) then you might seek the help of a dermatologist or even have a preparation compounded. ...Read more
I've got kp, would it help if I use amlactin lotion on the area in the morning & urea 20% lotion in the evening. Would combing the 2 work better ?
Yes: It is a humectant meaning it adds moisture to the skin. Also avoid very hot baths as that can dry the skin. ...Read more
I have dry skin on my legs and flakey amlactin body lotion helps. It helps my skin look nice clear and soft. Should I stop exfoliating in the shower?
Despite Keratosis Pilaris (KP), I'm getting a tattoo. Once the tattoo heals, will exfoliation (loofah/body scrub/AmLactin lotion) harm the tattoo?
Unlikely: I'm a tattoo buff and have three of my own. Get it ONLY if it's something you've wanted for several years in exactly the form you're getting. Tattoos are in the dermis and keratosis pilaris is a curious epidermal illness. I hope that your choice of design is one that's deeply meaningful, and I admire your courage in asking. ...Read more
My 1 year old son has severe keratosis polaris on his cheeks. I have tried all OTC creams (Cera Ve, LAC Hydrin) reccomended by dermatologist - none helped. Anything else I can do?
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more
Dry soles of feet, sore red, hard white patches and peeling behind toes. Athletes foot or dry skin? Seeing dr inweek need advce! Will buy lac-hydrin
It helps, but...: Keratosis pilaris bumps don't like to completely go away, but amlactin can help. If the bumps are on both sides of the body (like arms ; thighs) one can use amlactin on one side (and use the other side for comparison). After 3-4 weeks, if the amlactin side is a lot smoother and softer than the other side, then that is a good sign that amlactin has been helpful, and one should use it on both sides. ...Read more
Maybe: The most expensive medicine is the one that doesn't work; so if amlactin (which is Lactic Acid lotion) works for you, it's worth the price. That said, there are other Lactic Acid lotions on the market which may be cheaper in your area. Also, shop around; prices can vary a lot from pharmacy to pharmacy. ...Read more
Non prescription: Amlactin makes a variety of products which do not require a prescription. You can get them at your local drugstore - chemist to you. The manufacturer has a website which lists places to buy. http://amlactin.com/. ...Read more
I got keratosis pilars on my bum cheeks how long would it take for amlactin to work to start seeing a difference?
A few days: The urea will start breaking down the thickened skin within a couple of days. You should see and feel a difference in a week. ...Read more
I bought a bottle of amlactin would applying that twice a day help get rid of kp i got on my bum?
Yes, but...: Keratosis pilaris bumps don't like to completely go away, but amlactin can help. If the bumps are on both sides of the butt, one can use amlactin on one side (and use the other side for comparison). After 3-4 weeks, if the amlactin side is a lot smoother and softer than the other side, then that is a good sign that amlactin has been helpful, and one should use it on both sides. ...Read more
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
How can I get rid of hyperpigmentation marks of the penis? I am trying amlactin right now. I want them gone. I am very self conscious.
Let's talk: If the lesion is from a tight grip, use a looser one with lube & it will fade -- this is better overall to make you adaptable in the future. If you have freckles / natural hyperpigmented spots, many men have them and i'd be surprised to meet a woman who cares. Learn about your body talking with smart guys -- maybe even dad. Your physician can identify a pigmented spot that's worrisome. Cheers. ...Read more
Hi i used amlactin for one week then i started getting red and itchy next day i had extreme dark spots on my body i have sensitive skin what do i use to even my skin out that wont take long and that wont cause me to break out oh and i have combination ski
Amlactin: This is a common relation to this medication. People can experience very dry skin almost a alligator like skin. This is even worse if your in te son. Stop the medication your to sensitive and reacting to this medication. Follow up with your dermatologist to suggest another treatment option. ...Read more
I have keratosis pilaris, how often and when should I use amlactin? And should I use a clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) exfoliating face wash?
Check with your doc: Check with your dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
My son was prescribed oxistat lotion 1% for a fungus. We'll run out before the refill's due. Is there a good OTC med we can use?
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