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I have what looks like Keratosis pilaris on my upper arms and I'm being worked up for posssible lupus. Could there be any connection?

I have what looks like Keratosis pilaris on my upper arms and I'm being worked up for posssible lupus. Could there be any connection?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a very common skin condition that affects tons of people. Its one of the most common skin conditions I see in the office. There shouldn't be a connection with KP and lupus. They are unrealated. ...Read more

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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Can keratosis pilaris alba be removed by laser?

No: Typical treatments used to treat keratosis pillars include topical retinoids (retin a, tazorac, (tazarotene) and others) and exfoliating products, such as salicylic acid or alpha-hydroxy acid. Your dermatologist can recommend treatment options after examining your skin. I know of no lasers that are reliably helpful to treat this condition. ...Read more

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Can you remove a keratosis pilaris alba by a laser?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris alba (kp) and no cure and treatment is individualized. Depending on the severity of presentation, medical treatment can be combined with minor surgical treatment such as extractions, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser hair reduction, intense pulsed light therapy, . ...Read more

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How do you get keratosis pilaris?

How do you get keratosis pilaris?

Unknown: Kp runs in families and people affected tend to have dryness of their skin and often have an underlying tendency towards eczema. It usually is worse in the winter and tends to clear in the summer months. The condition is benign but bothersome. Various tours of moisturizing lotion and creams may help as well as exfoliation treatments. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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Best way to treat keratosis pilaris?

Best way to treat keratosis pilaris?

Lotions & time: Kp runs in families and people affected tend to have dryness of their skin and often have an underlying tendency towards eczema. It usually is worse in the winter and tends to clear in the summer months. The condition is benign but bothersome. Various types of moisturizing lotion and creams may help as well as exfoliation treatments. ...Read more

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How can you treat keratosis pilaris?

Sinusitis!: It is associated with chronic sinusitis, not allergies per se. I use antimicrobials to treat it. Causes for chronic sinusitis need be identified, and may be obtructive! ...Read more

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How do I treat my keratosis pilaris?

KERATOSIS PILARIS: ALSO KNOWN AS "RED, BUMPY DISEASE."
ALOE VERA GEL MIGHT WORK FOR YOU; IF NOT, TRY THE OTC AMLACTIN LOTIONS (NO FINANCIAL INTEREST).
IF NO BETTER, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. . . ...Read more

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What can be done for keratosis pilaris?

What can be done for keratosis pilaris?

Treatment may help: Treatments for keratosis pilaris may consist of moisturizing or keratolytic treatments including: urea, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or topical retinoids. However, the effectiveness of these treatments is limited. ...Read more

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Need some tips on relieving keratosis pilaris?

Scrub: Acid based scrubs are great, (like KPDuty at Sephora), then topicals like AM Lactam used daily will help. If not better get in to see your dermatologist for prescription strength topicals. ...Read more

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What to do if I have keratosis pilaris any help?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. ...Read more

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I have really bad keratosis pilaris. Please help?

Several options: While most kp does not require treatment, there are many treatments available. To read about these go to my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2014/03/keratosis-pilaris-all-you-need-to-know-about-chicken-bumps/. ...Read more

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How do I make my keratosis pilaris less noticable?

Exfolliation: Removing the thicker skin layers with a scrub or buffer can help appearance.
Moisturizing will help too, but likely less so. ...Read more

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Is there any way that I can heal my keratosis pilaris?

Improvement: This condition cannot be totally cured but can be attenuated. There is an excess of keratin in your hair follicles which accumulates for no known reason. Warm soaks can soften it and mild loofah type scrubs can minimize the appearance. But it does not respond to the usual topical medications and will recur so you have to keep at it over time. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad keratosis pilaris. Hellp?

Keratosis pilaris: See a dermatologist. Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: keratosis pilaris?

What is the definition or description of: keratosis pilaris?

AKA Chicken Skin: Keratosis pilaris is a very common skin condition that affects about 40% of people. It shows up as scaly little bumps around follicles, usually on the backs of the arms. It can also be seen on the tops of the thighs and butt. It usually shows up in the teenage years and gets better with time. In kids, it also is sometimes on the face, but that usually goes away by adulthood. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid with keratosis pilaris? Thanks so much!

Keratosis Pillaris: There is no specific food to avoid. As papular rash of keratosis pillaris are more frequent in eczema patients, if you have eczema and any food worsens it, you can avoid those food. Just lubricate your skin with blend emollients; if widespread, your doctor will rx you urea cream (10-20%), or Lactic Acid with or without an steroid or sometimes retinoic acid cream. Kp usually subsides in 3rd decade. ...Read more

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Can I prevent keratosis pilaris?

Can I prevent keratosis pilaris?

Essential fat: Essential fatty acids such as flaxseed oil and zinc xan help decrease the appearance of keratosis pillars according to the nutrition lettercedited by dr jonathan wright. ...Read more

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What the best cure for keratosis pilaris?

Urea-based creams: Can soften the rough patches of keratosis pilaris. Commonly prescribed treatments include Lac-Hydrin and topical urea cream preparations. These are prescription only, however, so you should see a pediatrician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for keratosis pilaris naturally?

What's recommended as a cure for keratosis pilaris naturally?

Lubricate+exfoliate: Otherwise known as orange peel skin, these tend to do better in the summer, when there is more sun exposure. Make sure to lubricate and exfoliate. ...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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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