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Dr. Emily Altman
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Keratosis Pilaris (Definition)

A condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like ...Read more


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What can I do to reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Heavy moisturizing products like eucerin professional repair or smoothing repair. Lachydrin (lactic acid) is also helpful as are temporary use of topical prescription cortisone creams. ...Read more

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Is there medication oral or topical to control keratosis pilaris?

Is there medication oral or topical to control keratosis pilaris?

Keralyt, axelaic aci: Prescription creams that are helpful are keralyt gel, finacea, lac hydrin, or urea. This need to be used long term. The addition of oral zinc and essential fatty axis xan help. Flaxseed oil 2 tablespoons or flax powder can be a good source of the essential fatty acids. ...Read more

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How can do I reduce the appearance and the feel of keratosis pilaris?

How can do I reduce the appearance and the feel of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: You can buy a "buff puff" over the counter and use a cream called amlactin (over the counter) after you get out of the bath or shower. Try not to rub too hard but use the medicated lotion twice a day and exfoliate the area may help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe keratosis pilaris seems like it won't clear up?

See Dermatologist: Keratosis pilaris is often treated with topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. ...Read more

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Can waxing rip out keratosis pilaris?

No: Keratosis pilaris is treated with chemical peels, waxing will not help you. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter treat keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis Pilaris: Very common in children. Rough, pimple-like patches on the upper arms. Try otc amlactin lotion 2-3x per day on the arms. Do not use pumice stones or any strong exfoliators. Let the amlactin go to work and give it at least 4 weeks before u call it a failure. ...Read more

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Keratosis pilaris can it be cured or reduced with dove cream?

Keratosis Pilaris: Kp is a common skin condition in children and many grow out of it with time. Moisture helps but it may be necessary to use exfoliating (lactic acid or urea) lotions to reduce the bumps. It is not something that is usually cured, but can be controlled. ...Read more

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Treatment for keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is often treated with topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of keratosis pilaris?

You don't cure it: You only control it, exfoliants, and topical hydroxy acids or retinols will help ...Read more

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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

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How do I get rid of keratosis pilaris?

How do I get rid of keratosis pilaris?

Doctor can evaluate: Bumps may be keratosis pilaris, eczema, comedones, and/or folliculitis. Each would have a different treatment, so a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and give some recommendations. Rashes are hard to describe in words. For keratosis pilaris, one might try creams that contain Lactic Acid or alpha-hydroxy-acid to loosen up the clumped skin cells causing the bumps. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of keratosis pilaris?

Dermatologist: I would see a skin doctor because usually topical scrubs and steroid creams can sometimes make things worse. Good luck ...Read more

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How do you get rid of keratosis pilaris?

How do you get rid of keratosis pilaris?

Dry skin: Benign skin condition often fades with age. Treatment of the dry skin areas usually involves moisturizing lotions, creams, vaseline, exfoliation agents such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, tretinoin, or steroid creams to help with irritation or redness of skin. Treatment generally long term and recurrences still common. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of keratosis pilaris!?

KP: Kp is due to excessive keratin plugging the hair follicles- appearing as goose-bumps. Treat with gentle soap like dove, keep the skin well lubricated. Use glycolic acid lact -hydrin and urea lotion. Could be self limiting in adults. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does keratosis pilaris require treatment?

No: It is cosmetic in appearance and does not commonly itch. ...Read more

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How to get rid of keratosis pilaris quickly?

Salicylic acid ointm: Usually, keratolytic agents would do the job in addition to the use of good moisturizers. Ointment containing 6~12% salicylic acid may accomplish it. If you are patient, just use good moisturizer cream like cerave regualarly(twice a day), kp would improve or fade months or years later. In reality, no quick fix. ...Read more

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Keratosis pilaris -- how can I get rid of it?

Keratosis pilaris -- how can I get rid of it?

Dry skin: Benign skin condition often fades with age. Treatment of the dry skin areas usually involves moisturizing lotions, creams, vaseline, exfoliation agents such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, tretinoin, or steroid creams to help with irritation or redness of skin. Treatment generally long term and recurrences still common. ...Read more

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Keratosis pilaris is there any treatment for it?

Keratosis pilaris is there any treatment for it?

KP tx: There are some rx meds, but this condition is a skin type, not a disease. It is not cureable.
I like the otc/beauty line by dermadoctor called kp duty. The keys of treatment are exfolliation and emollients.
If otc doesn't help I would consider seeing the doctor. ...Read more

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Can the scars from keratosis pilaris go away by itself?

Can the scars from keratosis pilaris go away by itself?

Keratosis pilaris: Is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. These bumps do no generally scar unless they are traumatized by excessive scratching. Dark spots that may remain after resolution or treatments usually fade on their own over time. ...Read more

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I have keratosis pilaris. What is the best treatment for it?

I have keratosis pilaris. What is the best treatment for it?

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

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I have keratosis pilaris. What sorts of treatment can I get?

I have keratosis pilaris. What sorts of treatment can I get?

KP tx: There are some rx meds, but this condition is a skin type, not a disease. It is not cureable.
I like the otc/beauty line by dermadoctor called kp duty. The keys of treatment are exfolliation and emollients.
If otc doesn't help I would consider seeing the doctor. ...Read more

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What are the most effective treatments for keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a difficult condition to treat. In general, prescription strength moisturizers that have Lactic Acid or urea are most effective for treating this condition. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to get rid of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Can maintain control of symptoms. Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. ...Read more

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Would it be a good idea to use rogane to fight keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis: Is commonly related (oddly enough) tro vitamin c shortage. Try a supplement of vit c. If it works, O.K. If not you may find that you have more energy. Take it with a multivitamin. ...Read more

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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

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