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Dr. Emily Altman
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Keratosis Pilaris (Definition)

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


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Does keratosis pilaris also cause redness of the area effected by it. How do I treat that.

Keratosis Pilaris: Read these facts about kp==>http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002433/. A slight pinkish color is typical, but the area shouldn't be bright red like a rash. The article describes some common treatments and the long term prognosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the redness associated with keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Topical steroid, laser skin therapy, excision or other therapies can be considered for this condition depending on the findings. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of redness from keratosis pilaris?

Moisturizer: Try using a skin moisturizer such as coconut oil. ...Read more

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Can cocoa butter be used to smoothen and take away the redness of keratosis pilaris on the cheeks?

Can cocoa butter be used to smoothen and take away the redness of keratosis pilaris on the cheeks?

See: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This would be better so you can get started on the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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I have chronic redness on both my upper arms. Is the redness part of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Betamide lotion is a therapeutic exfoliating moisturizer for chronically and severely dry skin. It contins 25% urea to penetrate the skin and help retain moisture, and 4% Lactic Acid to exfoliate dead skin. The combination and high levels of both key ingredients make betamide effective to a wide range of skin conditions including keratosis pilaris. ...Read more

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Does skin bleaching agents work to get rid of redness on cheeks caused by keratosis Pilaris, finances got rid of bumps but not redness?

Does skin bleaching agents work to get rid of redness on cheeks caused by keratosis Pilaris, finances got rid of bumps but not redness?

Leave it alone: There's nothing to gain and she runs the risk of disfiguring herself. A cosmetician may be able to offer advice, but don't try to alter the skin directly. You have one another and that's what matters. Often KP remits on its own; until then, nothing really works that well. She's free to try a preparation with lactic or salicylic acid. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more