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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?

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.

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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5 wks post pregnancy, severe keratosis pilaris on arms legs back chest & neck. Doc gave triamcinolon but not working. What is best prescription?

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.

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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?

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.

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Actinic keratosis from head and neck reflector. What can I do 40 years later?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist to makes sure they are just keratoses. They can be removed, if you want.

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What causes keratosis pilaris?

What causes keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: It is an autosomal dominant inherited condition related to another condition called atopy. Basically, it is inherited.

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What is keratosis pilaris caused by?

What is keratosis pilaris caused by?

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.

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Does keratosis pilaris also cause redness of the area effected by it. How do I treat that.

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.

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Could a hormone imbalance cause keratosis pilaris to get worse or flare up?

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.

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I have keratosis palarious. This causes severe itching like lymphoma would right?

I have keratosis palarious. This causes severe itching like lymphoma would right?

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.

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What is the best way to get rid of the bumps caused by keratosis palaris or at least make it reduced?

What is the best way to get rid of the bumps caused by keratosis palaris or at least make it reduced?

Vitamin A daily: Protopic ointment nightly and vitamin a orally 10, 000 iu daily for 3 months will help alot.

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Can the skin condition keratosis pilaris be caused or worsened by hygiene or diet? (dermatology)

KP is an inherited: Skin disorder. It is due to plugging of follicles so using topicals that exfoliate will help a lot, (scrubs, lactic acid, urea) foods typically do not affect it

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Can Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause keratosis pilaris?

Can Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause keratosis pilaris?

Unlikely: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is autoimmune related and Keratosis Pilaris is autosomal dominant genetic related so is not thought to be autoimmune caused.

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Is seborherric keratosis caused by sun damage as well as aging?

Probably: BOTH...but mostly aging of the skin...and "weathering" Hope this helps! Dr Z

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Does skin bleaching agents work to get rid of redness on cheeks caused by keratosis Pilaris, finances got rid of bumps but not redness?

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.

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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?

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?

Eczema.: Think of KP as eczema of the hair follicles. It is not an allergy. We treat it with the same medications that we use to treat acne - usually topical steroids and emollient lotions. If it worsens whenever you eat the things you mention, listen to your body and eat less of them.

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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.

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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