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If I have keritosis polaris (aka: chicken skin), what is the best lotion i can use for it?

If I have keritosis polaris (aka: chicken skin), what is the best lotion i can use for it?

Chicken skin: Moisturizers are best. If skin too rough, occasional exfoliation can help. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for keratosis polaris ?

What are effective treatments for keratosis polaris ?

No cure : Keratosis pilaris (kp) is an extremely common skin disorder. It usually runs in families and can be associated with eczema. It usually does not require treatment unless it becomes a cosmetic concern. Treatments never cure only minimize the condition. Best thing to do is see a dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss potential treatments options. ...Read more

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My 1 year old son has severe keratosis polaris on his cheeks. I have tried all OTC creams (Cera Ve, LAC Hydrin) reccomended by dermatologist - none helped. Anything else I can do?

My 1 year old son has severe keratosis polaris on his cheeks. I have tried all OTC creams (Cera Ve, LAC Hydrin) reccomended by dermatologist - none helped. Anything else I can do?

Inherited: Keratosis pillars is generally a hereditary dermatological condition that is difficult to manage and impossible to cure. Topical retinoids or oral antibiotics may be useful when there is inflammation present. Urea creams may be used daily for maintenance. ...Read more

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Can laser hair removal/electrolysis get rid of keratosis polaris?

No: Keratosis pilaris may be helped with some keratolytic creams like retin a, (tretinoin) glycolic acid, etc. Use of ipl (flashlamp laser) may help control the redness of the sites. Hot bathes with good exfoliation is good to help control bumpiness. This very common and is a dominant genetic condition, . Affecting almost half of the adult population worldwide. ...Read more

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My 2yr old has keratosis Polaris on arms&legs. What help? Should I take to dermatologist? Tried lotion, tried exfoliate. Nothing will make go away

My 2yr old has keratosis Polaris on arms&legs. What help? Should I take to dermatologist? Tried lotion, tried exfoliate. Nothing will make go away

Get him seen: It can't be cured and it may not be worth treating, but Junior will want a relationship with a dermatologist when folks start asking questions, and so will you. ...Read more

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How do you treat keratosis peralis for men?

Keratosis pilaris: It's not really treatable. You can try a salicylic acid wash if you wish. You may already have had therapeutic trials that end in disappointment. Best wishes ...Read more

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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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Any help for poro keratosis?

Any help for poro keratosis?

Keratosis: If u imply keratosis pilaris, the treatment is; moisturizing remedies such as urea, lactic acid, salicylic acid, topical retinoids. ...Read more

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What causes keratosis pilaris?

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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Does Mederma work on keratosis?

Does Mederma work on keratosis?

Not a fan of Mederma: I do not recommend mederma as I have not seen the benefits of treatment. It needs to be applied 4 times a day which is not practical for the typical individual. Furthermore the true science is lacking. ...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