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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?
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 lipocream), retinoic acid products such as tretinoin (retin-a), tazarotene (tazorac) and differin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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