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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
Keratosis Pilaris: Treatment of keratosis pilaris can include the following medications: topical exfoliants. Medicated creams containing alpha-hydroxy acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or urea moisturize and soften dry skin while helping to loosen and remove dead skin cells. Depending on their strength, certain creams are available over-the-counter and others require a prescription. ...Read more
Is cocoa butter a good moisturizer to use alongside a twice a day exfoliating neutrogena scrub for keratosis pilaris?
Neutral: As good as any other brand name moisturizer. ...Read more
I have keratosis pilaris, how often and when should I use amlactin? And should I use a clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) exfoliating face wash?
Check with your doc: Check with your dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
No: It can be inherited to some degree, but plenty of people with kp get it on non-hairy areas, including the face. There doesn't seem to be a single cure for it, but some patients have found good results with things like amlactin cream, thorough exfoliation, slathering coconut oil on in the shower, and eliminating wheat and dairy from their diets. ...Read more
Is amlactin 12% moisturizing lotion good for helping to treat keratosis pilaris in the cheeks, arms, thighs?
Yes: It can be very bothersome. Good luck. ...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 (lactic acid) 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
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