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Keratosis Pilaris Cures
Moisturizer: A good moisturizer like coconut oil.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Shouldn't there be a cure for keratosis pilaris by now? If not, what progress is being made for it?
Benign: Being such a benign entity and with self limit nature there will probably be no breakthroughs for this. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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