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Keratosis Pilaris On Thighs
Is amlactin 12% moisturizing lotion good for helping to treat keratosis pilaris in the cheeks, arms, thighs?
Yes: It can be very bothersome. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
What is the most effective and safe home or over-the-counter treatment for keratosis pilaris On upper arms and thighs?
I have keratosis pilaris and it has spread to my arms, thighs, and bottom. Is there anything i can do to make it less noticable before it gets worse?
Possible: Cerave sa cream may or may not help. ...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
I have keratosis pilaris on my cheeks and arms and thighs, i've read online that it can be treated with special lotion please recommend something!
Steroid cream: Kp can be smoothed mechanically and medicinally. On the extremities, you can use a loofa to scrub your skin to be a little smoother. Over-the-counter steroid creams like 1% Hydrocortisone cream is the strongest i would suggest for your face. If that didn't work on your arms and legs, you may need a stronger prescription steroid for those areas. ...Read more
Redness from keratosis pilaris - i don't care about the bumps, it's just my cheeks and forearms and thighs are so red. Is there a way to get rid of it?
Try moisturizer: Try a good moisturizer like coconut oil or talk to your dermatologist. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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