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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
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
I have Keratosis Pilaris on my butt cheeks. It is not very red anymore, there is mainly just scarring left. Will bio oil help or make it come back?
BIO OIL: Exfoliation to unclog pores is at the top of the list of treatments using the bio oil would not be a good idea--this may cause more problems. Dermatologist will address this further for treatment and prevention ...Read more
I have keratosis pilaris in my upper arms, thighs, and cheeks. How can I get rid of them? I have tried coconut oil, but it doesn't seem to be working.
Lactic acid creams: Keratosis pilaris bumps don't like to completely go away, but Amlactin (or other creams containing lactic acid) can help. If the bumps are on both sides of the body, one can try Amlactin on one side (and use the other side for comparison). After 1 month, if the Amlactin side is a lot smoother than the other side, then that is a good sign that the lactic acid cream has helped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Vitamin A & E supplements (or cod liver oil) help keratosis pilaris? The bumps are barely raised but they cause hundreds of tiny dark spots!
Won't help: I have a couple of physician acquaintances who have this. Nothing works, and they simply don't let it bother them. ...Read more
Keralyt, axelaic aci: Prescription creams that are helpful are keralyt gel, finacea, lac hydrin , or urea. This need to be used long term. The addition of oral zinc and essential fatty axis xan help. Flaxseed oil 2 tablespoons or flax powder can be a good source of the essential fatty acids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Keralytic cream: First, using a good moisturizer cream or ointment, nivea creme, aveeno, cetaphil, etc., are all good ones; second, your dermatologists might prescribe prescription-strengthed medications like lachydin-12, keralyt gel, salex cream, etc. To control kp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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