Will doing a "facial" on the upper arms help keratosis pilaris go away?

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.

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

Probably. While there are other things that will cause redness on the upper arms, kp is by far the most common. Think of kp as eczema of the hair follicles of the upper arms (and sometimes the upper legs and buttocks). A mid-strength corticosteroid cream will control it quite readily in most cases.
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.

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?

Keratosis Pilaris. Keratosis pilaris is a very common skin condition that affects tons of people. Its one of the most common skin conditions I see in the office. There shouldn't be a connection with KP and lupus. They are unrealated.

I have keratosis pilaris in my upper arms, thighs, and cheeks. How can I get rid of them? I have tried coconut oil, but it doesn't seem to be working.

Keratosis. Often that is the result of hypersensitive skin/allergy. Many people try to " scrub them away" but best is to examine the soap, detergents, skin products etc that you are using and try to consistently use only natural products.
Lactic acid creams. Keratosis pilaris bumps don't like to completely go away, but Amlactin (or other creams containing lactic acid) can help. If the bumps are on both sides of the body, one can try Amlactin on one side (and use the other side for comparison). After 1 month, if the Amlactin side is a lot smoother than the other side, then that is a good sign that the lactic acid cream has helped.

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.

You need a good MD. For good history and physical examination, and sorting out what would be the cause (s) for your symptoms. I am not aware of latent jaundice, and whether it would lead to keratosis pilaris, a skin condition unrelated to the liver. The herbal medicine that you take is just a placebo, your liver and your whole body is designed to take care of toxins. See a good internist, good luck.
No. Keratosis pilaris is mostly from dry skin and often can be alleviated by regular usage of skin moisturizer applied within 3 mins after bathing. Need to see doc about tiredness and skin rash.

Will exfoliating help keratosis pilaris on my upper arm?

Yes. You acn use salicylic acid or Alpha hydroxy lactic acid.
Yes. So will skin creams that contain Alpha hydroxy acids and vitamin c. These increase skin turnover (exfoliation).