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Dr. Emily Altman
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Keratosis Pilaris (Definition)

A condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like ...Read more


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Keratosis pilaris on warm climates?

Keratosis pilaris on warm climates?

Does n't matter: People get pilaris in cold or warm climates. Some times shaving makes it worse. You can try apple cider vinegar, retin a, (tretinoin) local steroids/salicylic acid. ...Read more

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How to treat keratosis pilaris on legs?

How to treat keratosis pilaris on legs?

Keratosis pilaris: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/definition/con-20025750

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Seborrheic keratosis on scalp and hairfalling out, treatment?

Seb K's: Seborrheic Keratoses are benign growths that can grow on any skin surface, head to feet. They don't usually cause "hair loss" but can displace some hair if they grow large in the scalp. ...Read more

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Does keratosis pilaris present on the genitals?

Does keratosis pilaris present on the genitals?

Never heard of it: I haven't heard that kp can show up there. Typically kp shows up on the backs of the arms and tops of the thighs. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could keratosis pilaris only effect my elbows knees and thigh? How to treat it?

Could keratosis pilaris only effect my elbows knees and thigh? How to treat it?

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

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Will amlactin lotion help get rid off keratosis pillars on my bum cheeks ?

Will amlactin lotion help get rid off keratosis pillars on my bum cheeks ?

Yes: It is a humectant meaning it adds moisture to the skin. Also avoid very hot baths as that can dry the skin. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Tretinoin cream for rash on inner thighs?

Tretinoin cream for rash on inner thighs?

No: Unless you have acnes on your inner thighs, tretinion may make it worse. ...Read more

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Itchy bumpy rash on inner thighs and legs possibly jock itch?

Itchy bumpy rash on inner thighs and legs possibly jock itch?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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Is keratosis pilaris pre malignant or no? I know actinic keratosis is. How about keratosis pilaris?

NO: This is a benign skin condition.Its primary downside is its persistence, and resistance to treatments. ...Read more

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Skin care; acne on thighs, blackheads , razor bumps. What are good skincare products?

Skin care; acne on thighs, blackheads , razor bumps. What are good skincare products?

Cetaphil: Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and moisturizers are fantastic for conditioning the skin without clogging the pores or aggravating inflammation. I recommend this product constantly and have almost always had favorable results. Once the skin is conditioned, it is less likely to be irritated by over the counter acne products that can be used with it. ...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 to get rid of keratosis pilaris on my arms?

How to get rid of keratosis pilaris on my arms?

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

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Flaking skin on my arms and chest?

Flaking skin on my arms and chest?

Dry Skin Possibly: It could be that you are experiencing dry skin. Using a moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower (while your skin is still damp) will lock in the moisture and prevent your skin from drying out. Try choosing a moisturizer that does not contain any alcohol as this can be drying as well. ...Read more

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Can waxing rip out keratosis pilaris?

No: Keratosis pilaris is treated with chemical peels, waxing will not help you. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more