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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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Can diet cure keratosis pilaris?

Can diet cure keratosis pilaris?

Control of symptoms: Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. I don't see diet listed as a treatment by Mayo Clinic. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20025750 ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure keratosis pilaris?

Is there any way to cure keratosis pilaris?

Not really a cure: Keratosis pilaris usually resolves as you get older. There is not really a way to cure it but the mainstay of treatment is moisturizers and keratolytics (things that break down keratin in the skin). These are preparations with lactic acid or salicylic acid. Using mild soaps or non-soap and avoiding hot showers can also help. Dermatologists may offer other treatments such as lasers. ...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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My 2 year old daughter has been diagnosed with keratosis pilaris. Is there a cure?

Seems familial: Treatment may include: moisturizing lotions to soothe the skin and help it look better skin creams that contain urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, tretinoin, or vitamin d, or steroid creams to reduce redness improvement often takes months and the bumps are likely to come back. Don't put anything on her skin without speaking to her doctor. ...Read more

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What are ways to cure keratosis pilaris? I've tried putting coconut oil on it. Should that help?

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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Are there any cures of 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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Is some other cure for keratosis pilaris?

Is some other cure for keratosis pilaris?

Not curable: It's a genetic disease that's somewhat manageable. There are many approaches. Folks with something like this often do themselves a major favor, read up on their illness and help their physicians manage it. Most of us like this and appreciate your being proactive. ...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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For what reasons hasn't someone developed a cure for keratosis pilaris?

Difficult!: It is a dance between infection ( sinus) and the immune system! 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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I think I have keratosis pilaris, my dad has it too, so does my siblings, is there any cure to it ?

I think I have keratosis pilaris, my dad has it too, so does my siblings, is there any cure to it ?

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

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more

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What is keratosis pilaris?

Follicular plugs: 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 causes keratosis pilaris?

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

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