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What to do if I am 17years, I have keratosis pilari on my arms, neck black, stretch marks I really hate my body what can I do?
Calm and Think: There are several different ways to address your skin condition. You will first need to love and respect your body to be able to take care of it. Topical creams specifically those consisting of moisturizing or keratolytic treatments, including: urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, tretinoin, Vitamin D etc are used. You can also do laser treatment. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more
5 wks post pregnancy, severe keratosis pilaris on arms legs back chest & neck. Doc gave triamcinolon but not working. What is best prescription?
Lac-Hydrin: Keratosis pilaris is not the same as atopic dermatitis. It is an inability of the skin to exfoliate, to turn over if you will. It is common and passed down as autosomal dominant. The best prescription for this is Lac-hydrin. Alternatively you can try moisturizers that have alpha hydroxy acid or glycolic acid in them. ...Read more
I am 29 year old fat guy from sri lanka I met a dermatologist for a itchy behind neck wired thing he said it is keratosis and gave me deriva c gel?
Acanthosis?: A common condition in patients who are overweight is a acanthosis nigricans. This is a darkening and thickening of the skin, usually behind the neck and under the arms. Deriva c contains Adapalene which is a cousin of tretinoin, and may help thin the skin out and lighten the color a bit. Losing weight can be very helpful here, but if it persists, stronger creams exist that may help. ...Read more
Dermatologist: See a dermatologist to makes sure they are just keratoses. They can be removed, if you want. ...Read more
I have had several biopsys done for various skin conditions 3 moles Atypical and one place on my temple was Excoriated Actinic Keratosis. Recently after all these I had two spots (Arm and Neck) come back saying compatible with a connective tissue dis?
Likely unrelated but: ...what's your question & how can we help you? ...Read more
Genetic condition: Keratosis pilaris (follicular keratosis) is a common, genetic follicular condition that causes rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (lower arms can also be affected); also occur on the thighs, hands, and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except the palms or soles of feet. ...Read more
Keratosis Pilaris: Read these facts about kp==>http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002433/. A slight pinkish color is typical, but the area shouldn't be bright red like a rash. The article describes some common treatments and the long term prognosis. ...Read more
Probably: Keratosis pilaris is a very vexing problem that we do not have great answers for. However, many patients note large fluctuations of their kp during pregnancy, and some have found that it is better or worsens after starting and oral contraceptive pill. So probably there is some relationship between hormones and kp, though I am not totally sure how they are connected. ...Read more
May be?: That could cause sore & itchy skin. ...Read more
Hyperkeratosis pilar: This is an hereditary condition of the skin with extremely dry skin, obstruction of hair follicles, overgrowth of the follicles and often redness. The skin feels prickly with small (1 mm) red bumps around the follicles. The basic treatment is lots of moisturizer. This rash occurs all over the body but mainly on the extremities. Lymphoma is associated with itch mostly, and the rash is different. ...Read more
What is the best way to get rid of the bumps caused by keratosis palaris or at least make it reduced?
BOTH...but mostly aging of the skin...and "weathering"
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Does skin bleaching agents work to get rid of redness on cheeks caused by keratosis Pilaris, finances got rid of bumps but not redness?
Leave it alone: There's nothing to gain and she runs the risk of disfiguring herself. A cosmetician may be able to offer advice, but don't try to alter the skin directly. You have one another and that's what matters. Often KP remits on its own; until then, nothing really works that well. She's free to try a preparation with lactic or salicylic acid. Best wishes. ...Read more
What causes keratosis pilaris? I have bumps on my skin that seem to pop up whenever I eat too much sugar, fried food, meat or wheat? Is it an allergy?
Will Vitamin A & E supplements (or cod liver oil) help keratosis pilaris? The bumps are barely raised but they cause hundreds of tiny dark spots!
Won't help: I have a couple of physician acquaintances who have this. Nothing works, and they simply don't let it bother them. ...Read more
What other than clot (ruled out by ultrasound) might cause unilateral swelling from ankle to mid calf with keratosis pilaris, tightness, lack of hair?
Could latent jaundice cause keratosis Pilaris type non itchy rash on upper arms and yellow coating on tongue? Also fatigue? Taking silybon70. How long for this to get resolved? I've been tired and rash is still there from 1.5 months.
Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more
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