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Will Exfoliating Help Keratosis Pilaris On My Upper Arm
Keratosis pilaris is a very common skin condition that affects about 40% of people. It shows up as scaly little bumps around follicles, usually on the backs of the arms. It can also be seen on the tops of the thighs and butt. It usually shows up in the teenage years and gets better with time. In kids, it also is sometimes on the face, but that usually ...Read more
I have what looks like
Keratosis pilaris on my upper arms and I'm being worked up for posssible lupus. Could there be any connection?
How do I get rid of keratosis pilaris on my upper arms i've had it ever since i was little. I want to get rid of it it ruins my self esteem?
Probably not: Keratosis pilaris is a common, benign condition. Treatment may include: moisturizing lotions to soothe the skin and help it look better; skin creams that contain urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, tretinoin, or vitamin d; steroid creams to reduce redness. Improvement often takes months and the bumps are likely to come back. ...Read more
Moisturizer: Keratosis pilaris is a common chronic condition related to dry skin. It it characterized by rough bumps on the skin, usually on the outer surfaces of the upper arms, back, and upper thighs. Treatment consists of moisturizing the skin. If over the counter lotions do not help, check with your doctor as a prescription medication called lachydrin may work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Keratosis pilaris is a common chronic condition related to dry skin. It may get somewhat better with age, but it is impossible to predict who may show improvement. It it characterized by rough bumps on the skin, usually on the outer surfaces of the upper arms, back, and upper thighs. Treatment consists of moisturizing the skin. ...Read more
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a condition showing keratotic follicular plugging with varying degrees of surrounding erythema in acne there are microcomedones, conedones, inflammatory papules and pustules and nodules. If it is scaly bumps on the outer extensor aspects of the upper arms it is probably keratosis pilaris. ...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. ?
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
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