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How do you cure the skin condition, keratosis pilairs?

How do you cure the skin condition, keratosis pilairs?

No cure: Treatments for keratosis pilaris may consist of moisturizing or keratolytic treatments including: urea, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or topical retinoids. However, the effectiveness of these treatments is limited. ...Read more

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Keratosis (Definition)

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Can the skin condition keratosis pilaris be caused or worsened by hygiene or diet? (dermatology)

KP is an inherited: skin disorder. It is due to plugging of follicles so using topicals that exfoliate will help a lot, (scrubs, lactic acid, urea) foods typically do not affect it ...Read more

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What is a skin disorder with two words, last one being keratosis?

What is a skin disorder with two words, last one being keratosis?

Confusing question: The one I am aware of is a relatively benign condition called keratosis pilaris. I'm not aware of one with keratosis as a last name, it would not make sense. Keratosis is a descriptor meaning rough skin, like red is to a red vase. ...Read more

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I think I have a skin disease that is working with my keratosis pilaris. What should I do?

I think I have a skin disease that is working with my keratosis pilaris. What should I do?

See a Dr. : Idf you think you have a sin disease visit the ddoctor for a corrrect diagnosis so then y9ou willl get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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How rare is the skin condition morphia?

How rare is the skin condition morphia?

Morphea scleroderma: "Morphea is a relatively uncommon disorder that affects adults and children [1-4]. The annual incidence of morphea was approximately 3 per 100,000 people in a population in the United States between 1960 and 1993". http://www.uptodate.com/contents/pathogenesis-clinical-manifestations-and-diagnosis-of-morphea-localized-scleroderma-in-adults ...Read more

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My question is what causes freckles, is it a skin condition?

My question is what causes freckles, is it a skin condition?

Mutations: The genetics are being worked out. Each freckle is a clone of melanocytes bearing a mutation that makes them more prone to produce pigment. The ability to get / expressed these mutations is itself genetic. If you've got freckles, enjoy them. They are endearing and a majority of your friends like them. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the skin condition rosacea?

How dangerous is the skin condition rosacea?

Is rosacea dangerous: Rosacea is not dangerous. It can lead to some unsightly changes but rarely causes serious health problems. If rosacea involves the edge of the eyelid it can cause some more significant ocular problems. ...Read more

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In what way can I help my sensitive skin condition?

More info: Please advise us of which skin condition you have. Can be re-asked with clarification. ...Read more

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Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Motphea: Morphea usually burns itself out within a few years. The skin does not return to absolute normal however. ...Read more

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What is bumpy scatttered skin condition called and what causes it?

What is bumpy scatttered skin condition called and what causes it?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. Prescription medications and self-care measures can improve this condition. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a patchy skin condition for years, what is it?

Light skin patches: If pigment is lost completely it is likely vitiligo, if light patches are seen it might be a fungus (tinea versicolor) . See a dermatologist for an examination. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm suffering from the aging skin condition?

Skin care: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergnic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more

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I have a skin condition in the center of my chest that is reddish, lumpy ?

I have a skin condition in the center of my chest that is reddish, lumpy ?

Chest papules: May be eczema, folliculitis ( inflammation of hair follicles), fungus ( usually not raised) or psoriasis or other. keep clean and dry wash 2 x a day with soap and water or hibiclens(OTC washing solution used inhsopitals can get in CVS) and water, follow up with doc as may need topical antibiotics like mupirocin or antifungal like lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone). ...Read more

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I have skin condition. With stress from work, it's getting worse. What can I do?

Skin Condition: Stress can make any skin condition worse. Treatment of your skin condition depends on the diagnosis. Without seeing your skin condition it is impossible to make a diagnosis. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have this weird stuff on my skin that looks like bug bites but they aren't. What could this weird skin condition be? (i am not concerned)

I have this weird stuff on my skin that looks like bug bites but they aren't. What could this weird skin condition be? (i am not concerned)

Skin: There is no way on a site like this on line to give you any valid answer with confidence. Weird stuff is not a description that leads to any diagnosis. Usually skin is best handled by a physician in person where observation can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have any of you heard of a skin condition called hydranituis suppertivia i'm sure i'm spelling that wrong but if u have any info for me let me no?

Yes it is known enti: Yes, for sure it is, rare yet quite well known medical entity. It is an infection of the axillary(arm pit) glands which is quite hard to get rid off. You need to see a good surgeon and an infectious disease(id) specialist working together as it needs good antibiotics and sometimes surgery to drain the pockets of pus that develop in this condition. ...Read more

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Imflammation In shoulders for 8 months been taking pills for pain an inflammation. What is my next step to recovery. Have skin condition from painpill?

Imflammation In shoulders for 8 months been taking pills for pain an inflammation. What is my next step to recovery. Have skin condition from painpill?

Go to see a Or: You must go to see an Orthopaedic for evaluation and treatment. A MRI of this shoulder will be helpfull for a good diagnosis. And you recovering depends of the situation. ...Read more

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How can I better my skin condition?

Condition: What skin condition do you have ? You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more