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I have keratosis pilaris in chest and arms, what is the treatment for it?

I have keratosis pilaris in chest and arms, what is the treatment for it?

Keratosis Pilaris: Bumpy skin on arms, thighs, trunk is called keratosis pilaris and can also commonly occur on the cheeks. Scrubbing often just makes it red and irritated, picking can leave scars. A lotion containing 12% Lactic Acid can help dissolve away the bumps, but it can take a few weeks to work.

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5 wks post pregnancy, severe keratosis pilaris on arms legs back chest & neck. Doc gave triamcinolon but not working. What is best prescription?

5 wks post pregnancy, severe keratosis pilaris on arms legs back chest & neck. Doc gave triamcinolon but not working. What is best prescription?

Lac-Hydrin: Keratosis pilaris is not the same as atopic dermatitis. It is an inability of the skin to exfoliate, to turn over if you will. It is common and passed down as autosomal dominant. The best prescription for this is Lac-hydrin. Alternatively you can try moisturizers that have alpha hydroxy acid or glycolic acid in them.

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I have light bumps on my arm does not itch. I also have red bumps around my breast and they itch. Is it keratosis pilaris? No medications included.

I have light bumps on my arm does not itch. I also have red bumps around my breast and they itch. Is it keratosis pilaris? No medications included.

Possibly, but: Keratosis is a benign skin condition that does not itch or cause pain (skin-colored bumps are the size of a grain of sand). Bumps that itch can be hives, insect bites, other skin infections, and more. Best to see your doctor if they persist.

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What can tereat keratosis pilaris?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How do you get over 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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Is some other cure for keratosis pilaris?

Is some other cure for keratosis pilaris?

Not curable: It's a genetic disease that's somewhat manageable. There are many approaches. Folks with something like this often do themselves a major favor, read up on their illness and help their physicians manage it. Most of us like this and appreciate your being proactive.

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What the best cure for keratosis pilaris?

Urea-based creams: Can soften the rough patches of keratosis pilaris. Commonly prescribed treatments include Lac-Hydrin and topical urea cream preparations. These are prescription only, however, so you should see a pediatrician or a dermatologist.

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What over-the-counter treat keratosis pilaris?

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.

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