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Is amlactin 12% moisturizing lotion good to use for keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Yes lotions and creams that contain 12% Lactic Acid help to shed scale and dry skin. There is excess cornification in the hair follicles in keratosis pilaris which may be helped by the amlactin. That treatment can be augmented with the use of retina. But sometimes the combination is too irritating to the skin. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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What to do if I have keratosis pilaris, which is chicken skin.. any body lotion recommend?

What to do if I have keratosis pilaris, which is chicken skin.. any body lotion recommend?

Keratosis pilaris: is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. These bumps do no generally scar unless they are traumatized by excessive scratching. Dark spots that may remain after resolution or treatments usually fade on their own over time. Treatment consists of moisturizers, alpha hydroxy acid creams and sometimes, topical steroids ...Read more

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Is there some sort of good lotion i could buy to get rid of keratosis pilaris on my bum cheeks? I'm a female

Is there some sort of good lotion i could buy to get rid of keratosis pilaris on my bum cheeks? I'm a female

Moisturizer : Keratosis pilaris may improve with the use of creams or lotions containing salicylic or lactic acid. Ask your pharmacist for otc options or see your dermatologist for prescription strength products. ...Read more

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I have keratosis pilaris on my cheeks and arms and thighs, i've read online that it can be treated with special lotion please recommend something!

I have keratosis pilaris on my cheeks and arms and thighs, i've read online that it can be treated with special lotion please recommend something!

Steroid cream: Kp can be smoothed mechanically and medicinally. On the extremities, you can use a loofa to scrub your skin to be a little smoother. Over-the-counter steroid creams like 1% Hydrocortisone cream is the strongest i would suggest for your face. If that didn't work on your arms and legs, you may need a stronger prescription steroid for those areas. ...Read more

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Despite Keratosis Pilaris (KP), I'm getting a tattoo. Once the tattoo heals, will exfoliation (loofah/body scrub/AmLactin lotion) harm the tattoo?

Despite Keratosis Pilaris (KP), I'm getting a tattoo. Once the tattoo heals, will exfoliation (loofah/body scrub/AmLactin lotion) harm the tattoo?

Unlikely: I'm a tattoo buff and have three of my own. Get it ONLY if it's something you've wanted for several years in exactly the form you're getting. Tattoos are in the dermis and keratosis pilaris is a curious epidermal illness. I hope that your choice of design is one that's deeply meaningful, and I admire your courage in asking. ...Read more

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What can tereat keratosis pilaris?

Salicylic acid ointm: Use ointment containing 6~12% salicylic acid plus good moisturizer, daily. ...Read more

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How can keratosis pilaris be treated?

Moisturize the skin: This is a chronic skin condition which causes small bumps to form in the skin at the hair follicles. People who have this make a sebum that is a bit too thick, and many benefit from using lotions that moisturize the skin, and sometimes lotions containing ceramides are helpful too. Don't pick at your bumps, this only makes it worse. ...Read more

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How can I lessen the my keratosis pilaris?

How can I lessen the my keratosis pilaris?

Lotion; steroid: Keratosis pilaris is a common, benign condition. 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; steroid creams to reduce redness. Improvement often takes months and the bumps are likely to come back. ...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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Is keratosis pilaris curable?

No: 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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How to avoid keratosis pilaris?

Pilaris keratosis: There is no way to prevent this condition. I have found that aha/bha (alphahydroxy acid /beta hydroxy acid) works well to keep it at bay. ...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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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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