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I had keratosis pilarus and got medicine to treat it. The bumps are gone now and I still have a red pigment on my cheeks. How do I get rid of it.

I had keratosis pilarus and got medicine to treat it. The bumps are gone now and I still have a red pigment on my cheeks. How do I get rid of it.

KP: Generally redness associated with keratosis pilaris will improve in the warmer months. Moisturizing creams and sunscreen as well as retin a (tretinoin) cream often are prescribed to reduce the bumps and fade the redness. ...Read more

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What should I wash my face with for sevorrheic keratosis & sebaceous gland hypeplasia? I have been diagnosed with sevorrheic keratosis & sebaceous gland hypeplasia, but the doctor (robert kirsner of university of miami school of medicine) told me there's

What should I wash my face with for sevorrheic keratosis & sebaceous gland hypeplasia? I have been diagnosed with sevorrheic keratosis & sebaceous gland hypeplasia, but the doctor (robert kirsner of university of miami school of medicine) told me there's

Neither: Neither seborrheic keratosis or sebaceous hyperplasia will go away on their own. However, they can be destroyed and thus removed. Don't waste your money on a wash, it won't work, and acne creams won't help either. These are both very common, but many times distressing conditions, just know that they can be treated, however they are considered cosmetic and insurance will not pay for them to be removed. See my before and after pics for melting away sebaceous hyperplasia on our facebook page at las vegas dermatology. ...Read more

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How do you treat keratosis peralis for men?

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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How is keratosis pilaris treated?

Link to article: Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/keratosis_pilaris/article. Htm.

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Are there any cures of keratosis pilaris?

Improvement: This condition cannot be totally cured but can be attenuated. There is an excess of keratin in your hair follicles which accumulates for no known reason. Warm soaks can soften it and mild loofah type scrubs can minimize the appearance. But it does not respond to the usual topical medications and will recur so you have to keep at it over time. ...Read more

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What is keratosis pilaris? It is cureble? Why?

What is keratosis pilaris? It is cureble? Why?

Keratosis pilaris: Kp is a genetic disorder which causes small stiff plugs of skin to form in hair follicles usually on the backs of the arms sometimes on the sides and sometimes even on the flanks. This problem is a hereditary one which is not curable. Most people learn to live with this problem, and some use of softening lotion with Lactic Acid or urea and sometimes that helps a little, but it never goes away. ...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

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How do you get keratosis pilaris?

How do you get keratosis pilaris?

Unknown: Kp runs in families and people affected tend to have dryness of their skin and often have an underlying tendency towards eczema. It usually is worse in the winter and tends to clear in the summer months. The condition is benign but bothersome. Various tours of moisturizing lotion and creams may help as well as exfoliation treatments. ...Read more

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How can I treat keratosis pilaris?

Amlactin: 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 can tereat keratosis pilaris?

Salicylic acid ointm: Use ointment containing 6~12% salicylic acid plus good moisturizer, daily. ...Read more

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What is keratosis pilaris caused by?

What is keratosis pilaris caused by?

Genetic condition: Keratosis pilaris (follicular keratosis) is a common, genetic follicular condition that causes rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (lower arms can also be affected); also occur on the thighs, hands, and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except the palms or soles of feet. ...Read more

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What can clear up keratosis pilaris?

What can clear up keratosis pilaris?

Moisturizing: Coconut oil is moisturizing, which may help diminish roughness and improve appearance of hyperkeratosis pilaris, but definitive treatment involves alpha hydroxy acids and/or topical steroids. ...Read more

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What is a benign squamous keratosis?

It is: A benign (harmless) skin lesion usually thought to be associated with aging (skin damage) and sun exposure.
(Often called "brown spots")

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Best way to treat keratosis pilaris?

Best way to treat keratosis pilaris?

Lotions & time: Kp runs in families and people affected tend to have dryness of their skin and often have an underlying tendency towards eczema. It usually is worse in the winter and tends to clear in the summer months. The condition is benign but bothersome. Various types of moisturizing lotion and creams may help as well as exfoliation treatments. ...Read more

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How can you treat keratosis pilaris?

Sinusitis!: It is associated with chronic sinusitis, not allergies per se. I use antimicrobials to treat it. Causes for chronic sinusitis need be identified, and may be obtructive! ...Read more

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How can keratosis pilaris be treated?

Moisturize the skin: This is a chronic skin condition which causes small bumps to form in the skin at the hair follicles. People who have this make a sebum that is a bit too thick, and many benefit from using lotions that moisturize the skin, and sometimes lotions containing ceramides are helpful too. Don't pick at your bumps, this only makes it worse. ...Read more