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My 19 mo old has tiny red bumps all over his upper arms & thighs, cheeks get red too. He has been tested 4 allergies. There is a name for it. Kp? Pk?

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
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In brief: Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris (kp) is an extremely common skin disorder. It usually runs in families and can be associated with eczema.
It usually does not require treatment unless it becomes a cosmetic concern later in life.

In brief: Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris (kp) is an extremely common skin disorder. It usually runs in families and can be associated with eczema.
It usually does not require treatment unless it becomes a cosmetic concern later in life.
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Kp

Keratosis pilaris, a variety of dry sensitive skin.

In brief: Kp

Keratosis pilaris, a variety of dry sensitive skin.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
I have seen improvement in KP with fish oil...cod liver oil on a daily basis...taken orally.
Dr. Brian Williams
Dermatology

In brief: Keratosis Pilaris

K.P. Is an extremely common benign condition consisting of small, rough "bumps" in characteristic areas of the body, particularly the upper arms and thighs.
It is often noted with other dry skin conditions such as atopic eczema. As noted above this condition is harmless and most cases resolve by adulthood. Best bet is no soap or a soapless cleanser (cetaphil) and liberal application of lotion.

In brief: Keratosis Pilaris

K.P. Is an extremely common benign condition consisting of small, rough "bumps" in characteristic areas of the body, particularly the upper arms and thighs.
It is often noted with other dry skin conditions such as atopic eczema. As noted above this condition is harmless and most cases resolve by adulthood. Best bet is no soap or a soapless cleanser (cetaphil) and liberal application of lotion.
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