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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes keratosis pilaris? I have bumps on my skin that seem to pop up whenever I eat too much sugar,fried food, meat or wheat ? Is it an allergy?
Probably: Keratosis pilaris is a very vexing problem that we do not have great answers for. However, many patients note large fluctuations of their kp during pregnancy, and some have found that it is better or worsens after starting and oral contraceptive pill. So probably there is some relationship between hormones and kp, though I am not totally sure how they are connected. ...Read more
Since keratosis pilaris is caused by a vitamin a deficiency, would eating food with vitamin a clear it?
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
Will Vitamin A & E supplements (or cod liver oil) help keratosis pilaris? The bumps are barely raised but they cause hundreds of tiny dark spots!
Won't help: I have a couple of physician acquaintances who have this. Nothing works, and they simply don't let it bother them. ...Read more
What other than clot (ruled out by ultrasound) might cause unilateral swelling from ankle to mid calf with keratosis pilaris, tightness, lack of hair?
Could latent jaundice cause keratosis Pilaris type non itchy rash on upper arms and yellow coating on tongue? Also fatigue? Taking silybon70. How long for this to get resolved? I've been tired and rash is still there from 1.5 months.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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