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Dr. Emily Altman
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Keratosis Pilaris (Definition)

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 ...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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more