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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
232 doctors shared insights

Keratosis (Overview)

The growth of keratin on the skin.


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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How long does smokeless tobacco keratosis take to heal? It's been two weeks since i quit and it looks better than it did...Does it go back to normal?

How long does smokeless tobacco keratosis take to heal? It's been two weeks since i quit and it looks better than it did...Does it go back to normal?

2 to 4 weeks: Do you also smoke? Use much alcohol? Is it in the area you held the tobacco? Is it red or ulcerated? If the area is not normal in another 2 weeks you should have a biopsy. This is easy and nearly painless. A microscopic exam will define the cause of persistence. Stay away from all forms of tobacco and use very little or no alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Keratosis (Overview)

The growth of keratin on the skin.


Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Can keratosis pilaris be a symptom of or related to scleroderma? Thanks!

No: Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition that is a combination of eczema and acne. It usually affects the upper arms, back, and thighs. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Treating Seborrheic Keratosis (Checklist)

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Dr. Adam Mamelak Dr. Mamelak
Dermatology
17 years in practice
Queen's School of Medicine
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What are symptoms of actinic keratosis?

Actinic Keraotsis: Actinic keratoses arise in chronically sun exposed sites, such as the backs of the hands, forearms and face. They usually present as rough scaly or crusty slightly red bumps on the skin. Sometimes, these lesions can be felt more than they can be seen. A rough patch on a sun exposed area may all that you notice. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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I was diagnosed with keratosis palarious (kp) and was told their was nothing I could do for it is this true?

I was diagnosed with keratosis palarious (kp) and was told their was nothing I could do for it is this true?

Keratosis pilaris: Therapeutic options for keratosis pilaris include Lactic Acid lotions (amlactin, lac-hydrin), Alpha hydroxy acid lotions (glytone, glycolic body lotions, urea cream (carmol 10, carmol 20, carmol 40, urix 40), salicylic acid (salex lotion), and topical steroid creams (triamcinolone 0.1%, Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream), retinoic acid products such as tretinoin (retin-a), tazarotene (tazorac) and differin. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. Leena Varughese Dr. Varughese
Pathology
9 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Dr. Robert Peppercorn Dr. Peppercorn
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
Dermatology
19 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Yale Kanter Dr. Kanter
Ophthalmology
57 years in practice
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
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Is there a cream or lotion that treats keratosis?

Keratosis: Yes, a combination of a keratolytic and steroid lotion or ointment along with a hygienic change can help immensely. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Point Dr. Point
Internal Medicine
years in practice
West Virginia University School of Medicine
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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. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Is fougera mometasone furoate cream effective in treating keratosis pilaris?

Yes: Topical steroids like this are effective in this condition. Also moisturizing cream (like kera lotion or eucerin) can also help. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani Dr. Somani
Dermatology
15 years in practice
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
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What are effective treatments for keratosis polaris ?

What are effective treatments for keratosis polaris ?

No cure : Keratosis pilaris (kp) is an extremely common skin disorder. It usually runs in families and can be associated with eczema. It usually does not require treatment unless it becomes a cosmetic concern. Treatments never cure only minimize the condition. Best thing to do is see a dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss potential treatments options. ...Read more

Dr. Marybeth Lambe Dr. Lambe
Travel Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What are ways to cure keratosis pilaris? I've tried putting coconut oil on it. Should that help?

Many Approaches: Your moisturizer is helpful and wise but prescribed exfoliants also reduce symptoms as do topical retinoids (often known as 'retin a'--they keep hair follicle from being plugged). If severe, laser therapy has been used as well. Some exfoliants are over the counter while other are prescription strength and require you to see a health provider. Control rather than cure is the goal. ...Read more

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Dr. Terence Grogan Dr. Grogan
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How do I get rid of keratosis pilaris?

Moisturizer : If you want to treat this yourself i recommend over the counter Hydrocortisone cream an eucerin cream three times per day. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley Dr. Kuhnley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
41 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Is keratosis pilaris a genetic disorder?

Yes: Keratosis pilaris (kp, also follicular keratosis or chicken skin) is a common, autosomal dominant (meaning you need only one copy of the gene), genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough, slightly red, bumps on the skin. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
Dermatology
19 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Who is at generally risk for actinic keratosis?

Who is at generally risk for actinic keratosis?

H/o sunburns: Actinic keratoses are precancerous lesions caused by excessive sun exposure. The more sunburns you've had, the more risk of developing ak's. ...Read more

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