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Keratosis Pilaris On Arms Treatment
Keratosis Pilaris: Very common in children. Rough, pimple-like patches on the upper arms. Try otc amlactin lotion 2-3x per day on the arms. Do not use pumice stones or any strong exfoliators. Let the amlactin go to work and give it at least 4 weeks before u call it a failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not curable: This is a poorly-understood genetic illness that comes and goes. A dermatologist can help you manage it with retinoids and perhaps other meds. There's no such thing as a perfect body, but you can manage this relatively common problem. Maintain your overall fitness and general health. PhotoGuy says he has keratosis pilaris -- he's not complaining or hiding his arms. Best wishes. ...Read more
Scaly leg skin: Scaly leg skin is often due to dryness, which can be caused by harsh soaps, hot water, chronic sun exposure or genetic condition with fish-like scales (ichthyosis vulgaris). Other health conditions associated with ichthyosis. You can improve the appearance of dry skin or ichthyosis by using good skin care and moisturizers with a little Alpha hydroxy acid in them but there is no permanent cure. ...Read more
Yes: KP is most commonly found on the upper arms, thighs, and cheeks, but can be found elsewhere. KP usually gets better with age. You may may find that skin care aimed at preventing excessive skin dryness, including using mild soaps or soap-free cleansers and avoiding hot baths or showers, helps. Also, using skin moisturizers can be helpful. In more severe cases, talk to your doctor about further care ...Read more
Will st. Ives scrub for blemish and blackhead clearing work effectively on keratosis pilaris (arms)?
A little for some: The st ives product is trying to exfoliate (shed) the skin "naturally". Exfoliation is a great way to treat kp, but the natural items are not really the strongest, so some may not respond. Alpha-hydroxy acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or urea moisturize and soften dry skin while exfoliating. Apricots are supposed to have vitamin a to help, but I use it directly- retin a (tretinoin) is another product. ...Read more
Probably not: 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
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
On legs I have uneven skin, scars, keratosis pilaris, ingrowns, brown pores on calves and raised pores on thighs. Will a light chemical peel help me?
Probably: Don't pay too much. Don't expect permanent result. ...Read more
Is keratosis pilaris pre malignant or no? I know actinic keratosis is. How about keratosis pilaris?
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