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My 8yr boy has keratosis pillaris on his arms and cheeks, is now experiencing acne on his cheeks. He is also prone to pimply rash on buttocks?

My 8yr boy has keratosis pillaris on his arms and cheeks, is now experiencing acne on his cheeks. He is also prone to pimply rash on buttocks?

Needs to see: A dermatologist, bit young for acne, having more than one skin problem, that's why a specialist input is important, goodluck ...Read more

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What products are used to treat keratosis palaris?

What products are used to treat keratosis palaris?

Keratosis pilaris: There are several topical therapies that are used to treat keratosis pilaris, none of which are particularly effective. These include topical retinoids, urea, low-potency topical corticosteroids, lactic acid lotions (e.g. AmLactin), as well as cleansing with a mild soap and use of a moisturizer. Note, however, that there are no cures for keratosis pilaris and no universally effective therapies. ...Read more

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Can seborroheic keratosis lesions be multicolored?

SK color: Yes, they can be brown, dark brown/black, light brown or tan. Typically rough texture (like a wart) or waxy texture. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Can seborehhic keratosis lesions be two different colors?

Can seborehhic keratosis lesions be two different colors?

Sure: They usually start as small, rough bumps, then slowly thicken and get a warty surface. Most are tan or brown and can be multiple shades. They have a waxy, "pasted on" appearance...they look like a dab of warm, brown candle wax on the skin. There are some skin lesions, especially smooth moles, with various pigments which should be checked, especially if very dark/black suggesting melanoma. ...Read more

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Is it true that the sun is the only thing to help keratosis?

Is it true that the sun is the only thing to help keratosis?

It does help as well: As topical creams. However, too much sun exposure may also damage the skin and potentially cause skin cancer. Take care! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with keratosis palarious (kp) and was told their was nothing I could do for it is this true?

I was diagnosed with keratosis palarious (kp) and was told their was nothing I could do for it is this true?

Keratosis pilaris: Therapeutic options for keratosis pilaris include Lactic Acid lotions (amlactin, lac-hydrin), Alpha hydroxy acid lotions (glytone, glycolic body lotions, urea cream (carmol 10, carmol 20, carmol 40, urix 40), salicylic acid (salex lotion), and topical steroid creams (triamcinolone 0.1%, Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream), retinoic acid products such as tretinoin (retin-a), tazarotene (tazorac) and differin. ...Read more

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What is keratosis pilaris?

Follicular plugs: 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 more

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