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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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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