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Doctor insights on: Keratosis Pilaris Worse Overweight

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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When i'm in the sun i get a keratosis pilaris outbreak and the more i'm in the sun the worse it gets! help please?

When i'm in the sun i get a keratosis pilaris outbreak and the more i'm in the sun the worse it gets! help please?

Lubricate+exfoliate: Otherwise known as orange peel skin, these tend to do better in the summer, when there is more sun exposure. Make sure to lubricate and exfoliate. ...Read more

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Does picking keratosis pilaris make it worse?

Does picking keratosis pilaris make it worse?

Doesn't help.: Keratosis pilaris is notorious b/c there's no great treatment for it. While picking at it won't make worse necessarily, it does put you at risk for bacterial skin infections - all those little critters living under your nails are now buried into your skin. ...Read more

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Does keratosis pilaris sometimes get worse before it gets better?!?

Does keratosis pilaris sometimes get worse before it gets better?!?

Ketatosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is harmless (benign). It seems to run in families. It is more common in people who have very dry skin, or who have atopic dermatitis (eczema). The condition is generally worse in winter and often clears in the summer. Treatment: moisturizing lotions to soothe the skin and help it look better, skin creams that contain urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, topical steroids. ...Read more

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Could a hormone imbalance cause keratosis pilaris to get worse or flare up?

Could a hormone imbalance cause keratosis pilaris to get worse or flare up?

Probably: Keratosis pilaris is a very vexing problem that we do not have great answers for. However, many patients note large fluctuations of their kp during pregnancy, and some have found that it is better or worsens after starting and oral contraceptive pill. So probably there is some relationship between hormones and kp, though I am not totally sure how they are connected. ...Read more

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Got spots on my arm like keratosis pilaris? Will they get better or worse with age?

Got spots on my arm like keratosis pilaris? Will they get better or worse with age?

Variable: Keratosis pilaris is a common chronic condition related to dry skin. It may get somewhat better with age, but it is impossible to predict who may show improvement. It it characterized by rough bumps on the skin, usually on the outer surfaces of the upper arms, back, and upper thighs. Treatment consists of moisturizing the skin. ...Read more

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How do you get keratosis pilaris?

How do you get keratosis pilaris?

Unknown: Kp runs in families and people affected tend to have dryness of their skin and often have an underlying tendency towards eczema. It usually is worse in the winter and tends to clear in the summer months. The condition is benign but bothersome. Various tours of moisturizing lotion and creams may help as well as exfoliation treatments. ...Read more

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


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more