Is keratosis pilaris a genetic disorder?

Yes. Keratosis pilaris (kp, also follicular keratosis or chicken skin) is a common, autosomal dominant (meaning you need only one copy of the gene), genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough, slightly red, bumps on the skin.

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I think I have a skin disease that is working with my keratosis pilaris. What should I do?

See a Dr. . Idf you think you have a sin disease visit the ddoctor for a corrrect diagnosis so then y9ou willl get the correct treatment. Read more...

Can diet cure keratosis pilaris?

Control of symptoms. Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. I don't see diet listed as a treatment by Mayo Clinic. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20025750. Read more...

What can clear up keratosis pilaris?

Moisturizing. Coconut oil is moisturizing, which may help diminish roughness and improve appearance of hyperkeratosis pilaris, but definitive treatment involves alpha hydroxy acids and/or topical steroids. Read more...

How can one manage keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris. See the following link: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=91543. Read more...

What work best to treat keratosis pilaris?

KP tx. There are some rx meds, but this condition is a skin type, not a disease. It is not cureable. I like the otc/beauty line by dermadoctor called kp duty. The keys of treatment are exfolliation and emollients. If otc doesn't help i would consider seeing the doctor. Read more...

What can you do to treat keratosis pilaris?

Caused by 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...