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Can I safely wax if I've got keratosis pilaris/chicken skin?

Maybe. The condition can be aggravated by a number of things and waxing may be one of them.However, the effect would be temporary and likely return to baseline within a day or so. Read more...

How do you get keratosis pilaris?

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...

How can I treat keratosis pilaris?

Amlactin. 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 more...
Exfoliants. Exfoliants such as aha (alpha-hydroxy acid) or glycolic acid, lactic acid, urea help to soften the rough bumps. Using exfoliating scrubs, body washes, moisturizers that contain these products along with a loofah on a regular basis help to minimize the bumps. They will worsen again if you stop using the products. Read more...

Best way to treat keratosis pilaris?

Lotions & time. 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 types of moisturizing lotion and creams may help as well as exfoliation treatments. Read more...

How can you treat keratosis pilaris?

Sinusitis! It is associated with chronic sinusitis, not allergies per se. I use antimicrobials to treat it. Causes for chronic sinusitis need be identified, and may be obtructive! Read more...