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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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more