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I think I have a skin disease that is working with my keratosis pilaris. What should I do?

I think I have a skin disease that is working with my keratosis pilaris. What should I do?

See a Dr.: Idf you think you have a sin disease visit the ddoctor for a corrrect diagnosis so then y9ou willl get the correct treatment.

Dr. Randy Baker
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Is keratosis pilaris a genetic disorder?

Is keratosis pilaris a genetic disorder?

Yes: Keratosis pilaris (kp, also follicular keratosis or chicken skin) is a common, autosomal dominant (meaning you need only one copy of the gene), genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough, slightly red, bumps on the skin.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. . .

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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.

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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.

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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/.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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