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How can I lessen the my keratosis pilaris?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Keratosis pilaris

Medicated creams containing alpha-hydroxy, lactic or 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. Your doctor can advise you on the best option for your skin.Cerave® sa renewing lotion exfoliates, smoothes and softens it is otc.

In brief: Keratosis pilaris

Medicated creams containing alpha-hydroxy, lactic or 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. Your doctor can advise you on the best option for your skin.Cerave® sa renewing lotion exfoliates, smoothes and softens it is otc.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Hung Khong
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Lotion; steroid

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.

In brief: Lotion; steroid

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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