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What can I do to reduce the redness associated with keratosis pilaris?

What can I do to reduce the redness associated with keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Topical steroid, laser skin therapy, excision or other therapies can be considered for this condition depending on the findings. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Keratosis Pilaris (Definition)

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Does keratosis pilaris also cause redness of the area effected by it. How do I treat that.

Keratosis Pilaris: Read these facts about kp==>http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002433/. A slight pinkish color is typical, but the area shouldn't be bright red like a rash. The article describes some common treatments and the long term prognosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of redness from keratosis pilaris?

Moisturizer: Try using a skin moisturizer such as coconut oil. ...Read more

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Can cocoa butter be used to smoothen and take away the redness of keratosis pilaris on the cheeks?

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

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I have chronic redness on both my upper arms. Is the redness part of keratosis pilaris?

I have chronic redness on both my upper arms. Is the redness part of keratosis pilaris?

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 more

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Does skin bleaching agents work to get rid of redness on cheeks caused by keratosis Pilaris, finances got rid of bumps but not redness?

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

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Hi, I have Keratosis pilaris on the top half of my arm, it is not red or inflamed but rather bumps all over.?

Hi, I have Keratosis pilaris on the top half of my arm, it is not red or inflamed but rather bumps all over.?

Live with it: You can't cure it, it may not even bother you, but if you wish, a dermatologist can be your guide to the confusing welter of treatments, that include lasers, topical vitamin A derivatives, and topical exfoliants such as salicylic acid. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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I've small red pimples on buttocks, non itchy, non painful, is that folliculitis or keratosis pilaris??? How to treat??

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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I have light bumps on my arm does not itch. I also have red bumps around my breast and they itch. Is it keratosis pilaris? No medications included.

Possibly, but: Keratosis is a benign skin condition that does not itch or cause pain (skin-colored bumps are the size of a grain of sand). Bumps that itch can be hives, insect bites, other skin infections, and more. Best to see your doctor if they persist. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Heavy moisturizing products like eucerin professional repair or smoothing repair. Lachydrin (lactic acid) is also helpful as are temporary use of topical prescription cortisone creams. ...Read more

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How can you reduce look of keratosis pilaris?

How can you reduce look of keratosis pilaris?

Lubricate+exfoliate: Otherwise known as orange peel skin, these tend to do better in the summer, when there is more sun exposure. Make sure to lubricate and exfoliate. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

Keralytic cream: First, using a good moisturizer cream or ointment, nivea creme, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, etc., are all good ones; second, your dermatologists might prescribe prescription-strengthed medications like lachydin-12, keralyt gel, salex cream, etc. To control kp. ...Read more

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Keratosis pilaris can it be cured or reduced with dove cream?

Keratosis Pilaris: Kp is a common skin condition in children and many grow out of it with time. Moisture helps but it may be necessary to use exfoliating (lactic acid or urea) lotions to reduce the bumps. It is not something that is usually cured, but can be controlled. ...Read more

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