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Can pityriasis rubra pilaris re occur?

Can pityriasis rubra pilaris re occur?

Pityriasis rubra : Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare and chronic skin disorder. Symptoms include reddish orange discolouration scaling, and severe flaking of the skin. Dr. W.A.D. Griffiths (england) has classified six forms of prp. At this time, the cause of prp is unknown, and a cure is also unknown. In severe cases, Isotretinoin may be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do when you have keratotsis pilaris?

What to do when you have keratotsis pilaris?

Ongoing: Well...There is no cure and with stopping treatment it will return, but the common treatments are exfoliants, topical steroids, and retinoids(derived from vit a). ...Read more

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How can kerotosis pilairis genetically be inherited?

How can kerotosis pilairis genetically be inherited?

Many ways: Keratosis pilaris results from buildup of keratin which plugs the hair follicles of skin. It may occur in association with genetic diseases or with other skin conditions, such atopic dermatitis. Example of a genetic disease in which it happens are noonan syndrome. There may also be predisposing genes that run in a family and cause keratosis pilaris also to occur in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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What causes pityriasis rubra pilaris ? Can it be cured?

What  causes pityriasis rubra pilaris ?  Can it be cured?

No cure: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare skin disorder similar to psoriasis. You can read about it here: http://dermnetnz.Org/scaly/pityriasis-rubra-pilaris.Html it, like psoriasis, has no cure, but can be treated. Usually, in time, it goes into a remission and patients remain clear. The cause is not fully understood, but there seems to be a genetic basis in some, and some are related to cancer. ...Read more

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Hi.. Can you tell me what causes "pityriasis rubra pilaris" , why is so mysterious illness? What it's "story"?

Mysterious!: Because the cause is unknown or it's cure.It can be inherited or acquired form. Please get information from prp support group. ...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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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