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What can I do to minimize redness from keritosis pilaris?

What can I do to minimize redness from keritosis pilaris?

Essential fatty acid: Essential fatty a ida such as flaxseed oil and zinc will have abenefcal effect. Topically urea, ammonium lactate, or axelaic a i'd creams are useful. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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What to do about nasty keritosis pilaris (chicken skin)?

See a dermatologist: Retina (generic= tretinoin), salysilic acid, and creams containing ceramides are all useful but not cures. You will improve if you move to hawaii. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

See derm: Consult a dermatologist to find out. It is difficult to tell what they may be without a more detailed history and direct examination. ...Read more

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I have keritosis pilaris when it's active and red it burns on the top and bottom of my arms why is this? My dermatoligist says he really doesn't know

Irritated : Kp us an adult form of eczema and the follicles get plugged, can become inflamed, burn, itch, or even can become infected (folliculitis). Best tx is daily moisterization with cerave (otc), gently wash with cerave wash -no scrubbing! and twice weekly tx with an acid cream like otc amlactin 12%. Rx with salicylic acid or urea creams are also ok. ...Read more

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What is keratosis pilaris?

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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What causes keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: It is an autosomal dominant inherited condition related to another condition called atopy. Basically, it is inherited. ...Read more

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How to avoid keratosis pilaris?

Pilaris keratosis: There is no way to prevent this condition. I have found that aha/bha (alphahydroxy acid /beta hydroxy acid) works well to keep it at bay. ...Read more

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Can diet cure keratosis pilaris?

Can diet cure keratosis pilaris?

Control of symptoms: Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. I don't see diet listed as a treatment by Mayo Clinic. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20025750 ...Read more