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Redness Associated Keratosis
Reduce inflamm: Kp is a common skin condition worsened when the skin is dry. Moisturize with products containing Lactic Acid or urea. These are keratolytics that will exfoliate and hydrate. Don't pick as it will make kp worse. For the redness, a short course of otc Hydrocortisone 2-3 times a day (not longer than 2 weeks or can damage the skin) can help. ...Read more
Moisturizer: Try using a skin moisturizer such as coconut oil. ...Read more
Steroid: Steroid creams.Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Moisturizer: A good moisturizer like coconut oil.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can cocoa butter be used to smoothen and take away the redness of keratosis pilaris on the cheeks?
See: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This would be better so you can get started on the best treatment for you. ...Read more
Nothing: The redness would eventually go away, but it takes a long while. ...Read more
Redness from keratosis pilaris - i don't care about the bumps, it's just my cheeks and forearms and thighs are so red. Is there a way to get rid of it?
Try moisturizer: Try a good moisturizer like coconut oil or talk to your dermatologist. ...Read more
Keratosis pilaris: Betamide lotion is a therapeutic exfoliating moisturizer for chronically and severely dry skin. It contins 25% urea to penetrate the skin and help retain moisture, and 4% Lactic Acid to exfoliate dead skin. The combination and high levels of both key ingredients make betamide effective to a wide range of skin conditions including keratosis pilaris. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does skin bleaching agents work to get rid of redness on cheeks caused by keratosis Pilaris, finances got rid of bumps but not redness?
Leave it alone: There's nothing to gain and she runs the risk of disfiguring herself. A cosmetician may be able to offer advice, but don't try to alter the skin directly. You have one another and that's what matters. Often KP remits on its own; until then, nothing really works that well. She's free to try a preparation with lactic or salicylic acid. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi, I have Keratosis pilaris on the top half of my arm, it is not red or inflamed but rather bumps all over. ?
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 have Keratosis Pilaris on my butt cheeks. It is not very red anymore, there is mainly just scarring left. Will bio oil help or make it come back?
BIO OIL: Exfoliation to unclog pores is at the top of the list of treatments using the bio oil would not be a good idea--this may cause more problems. Dermatologist will address this further for treatment and prevention ...Read more
Had some keratosis removed a wk ago. 1 on side of breast looks pinky/red - what should I use to keep from scarring? Will it be ok in time? How long?
Sounds normal: Assuming this was a benign keratosis (seborrheic keratosis), and it was treated with freezing (liquid nitrogen) or electrodessication (burning), it will take about 2-3 weeks to fully heal on the chest and can stay red for weeks. Pink is normal, but if redder, painful, or crusting or draining, call your doctor. You can use a scar gel or scar pads (silicone) and avoid sun to help minimize the scar. ...Read more
Yes, sometimes: Keratosis pilaris is the accentuated hair follicles and are small raised and frequently red. Sometimes they itch, but many times there is no itching. Treatment really depends on the itching. The usual locations is on the upper outer arms and thighs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had keratosis pilaris for as long as i can remember. I am now 14. Does it go away? It's really red and all over my legs and arms.
Not really treatable: It's essentially harmless. It's prone to come and go. Treatment is symptomatic and if you want, ask about laser therapy. I have a colleague who's affected -- he's a great physical specimen, built like a linebacker, and doesn't care; jokes about paprika. The key is coming to terms with it, which will involve mostly being very likable, staying physically fit ; explaining it to others as harmless. ...Read more
I've small red pimples on buttocks , non itchy, non painful, is that folliculitis or keratosis pilaris??? How to treat??
Alpha hydroxy acids: Try gentle exfoliation with a non-scratchy granule-containing body wash. Apply body lotion that contains alpha hydroxy acids to smooth the skin. ...Read more
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