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Dr. Emily Altman
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Keratosis Pilaris (Definition)

A condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps on the skin, most commonly on the backs ...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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What work best to treat keratosis pilaris?

What work best to treat keratosis pilaris?

KP tx: There are some rx meds, but this condition is a skin type, not a disease. It is not cureable. I like the otc/beauty line by dermadoctor called kp duty. The keys of treatment are exfolliation and emollients. If otc doesn't help i would consider seeing the doctor. ...Read more

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How can one manage keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: See the following link: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=91543.

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Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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How can I treat keratosis pilaris?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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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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How to treat keratosis pilaris on legs?

Keratosis pilaris: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/definition/con-20025750

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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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How to treat kiratosis Polaris?

How to treat kiratosis Polaris?

Easy: Topical exfoliant like Lac-Hydrin and topical retinoids like retin A (tretinoin) are good treatment options ...Read more

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What are some ways to remove seborrheic keratosis?

Cryosurgery: When correctly diagnosed, no treatment is necessary. There is a small risk of localized infection caused by picking at the lesion. If a growth becomes excessively itchy or is irritated by clothing or jewelry, it can be removed by cryosurgery (the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue). ...Read more

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What are simple ways to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

What are simple ways to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

See a dermatologist: Seborrheic dermatitis a common, harmless, scaling rash affecting the face, scalp and other areas. It occurs most often where the skin is oily. Although it can be very persistent, treatment with regular use of antifungal agents and intermittent use of topical steroids can keep it under control. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat keratosis pilaris?

Caused by 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

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How is keratosis pilaris treated?

Link to article: http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm.

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What over-the-counter treat keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis Pilaris: Very common in children. Rough, pimple-like patches on the upper arms. Try otc amlactin lotion 2-3x per day on the arms. Do not use pumice stones or any strong exfoliators. Let the amlactin go to work and give it at least 4 weeks before u call it a failure. ...Read more

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How to treat keratosis pilaris and ensure the pimples are gone permanently?

How to treat keratosis pilaris and ensure the pimples are gone permanently?

Out of luck...: Keratosis pilaris is not pimples but is something else, fortunately not serious. There is no cure but this condition often gets better and worse on its own and even varies with the weather. Using a good moisturizer and avoiding drying soaps can help. A special type of moisturizer called a keratolytic can be especially helpful. ...Read more

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How do you cure the skin condition, keratosis pilairs?

How do you cure the skin condition, keratosis pilairs?

No cure: Treatments for keratosis pilaris may consist of moisturizing or keratolytic treatments including: urea, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or topical retinoids. However, the effectiveness of these treatments is limited. ...Read more

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How to get rid of keratosis pilaris?

You don't cure it: you only control it, exfoliants, and topical hydroxy acids or retinols will help ...Read more

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