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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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Keratosis pilaris is there any treatment for it?

Keratosis pilaris is there any treatment for it?

KP tx: There are some rx meds, but this condition is a skin type, not a disease. It is not cureable. I like the otc/beauty line by dermadoctor called kp duty. The keys of treatment are exfolliation and emollients. If otc doesn't help i would consider seeing the doctor. ...Read more

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I have keratosis pilaris. What is the best treatment for it?

I have keratosis pilaris. What is the best treatment for it?

See below: Topical steroids like this are effective in this condition. Also moisturizing cream (like kera lotion or eucerin) can also help. ...Read more

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I have keratosis pilaris. What sorts of treatment can I get?

I have keratosis pilaris. What sorts of treatment can I get?

KP tx: There are some rx meds, but this condition is a skin type, not a disease. It is not cureable. I like the otc/beauty line by dermadoctor called kp duty. The keys of treatment are exfolliation and emollients. If otc doesn't help i would consider seeing the doctor. ...Read more

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What are the most effective treatments for keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a difficult condition to treat. In general, prescription strength moisturizers that have Lactic Acid or urea are most effective for treating this condition. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more

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Hello is there a difference in manifestations and treatment of keratosis pilaris and phrynoderma? Thanks

Dermatology: Keratosis pilaris or chicken skin, a common, autosomal dominant, genetic follicular condition manifested by rough, slightly red, bumps on skin most often on the back and outer sides of the arm can also occur on the thighs, hands, and tops of legs, sides, buttocks. Phrynoderma is a follicular hyperkeratosis probably due to deficiency of vitamin a or of essential fatty acids & may be confused. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more