Is there any way to cure keratosis pilaris?

Not really a cure. Keratosis pilaris usually resolves as you get older. There is not really a way to cure it but the mainstay of treatment is moisturizers and keratolytics (things that break down keratin in the skin). These are preparations with lactic acid or salicylic acid. Using mild soaps or non-soap and avoiding hot showers can also help. Dermatologists may offer other treatments such as lasers.

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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...

Are there any cures of keratosis pilaris?

Improvement. This condition cannot be totally cured but can be attenuated. There is an excess of keratin in your hair follicles which accumulates for no known reason. Warm soaks can soften it and mild loofah type scrubs can minimize the appearance. But it does not respond to the usual topical medications and will recur so you have to keep at it over time. Read more...

What are the home cures for keratosis pilaris?

Lubricate+exfoliate. Otherwise known as orange peel skin, these tend to do better in the summer, when there is more sun exposure. Make sure to lubricate and exfoliate. Read more...

For what reasons hasn't someone developed a cure for keratosis pilaris?

Difficult! It is a dance between infection ( sinus) and the immune system! 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...

Is some other cure for keratosis pilaris?

Not curable. It's a genetic disease that's somewhat manageable. There are many approaches. Folks with something like this often do themselves a major favor, read up on their illness and help their physicians manage it. Most of us like this and appreciate your being proactive. Read more...

What the best cure for keratosis pilaris?

Urea-based creams. Can soften the rough patches of keratosis pilaris. Commonly prescribed treatments include Lac-Hydrin and topical urea cream preparations. These are prescription only, however, so you should see a pediatrician or a dermatologist. Read more...

What's recommended as a cure for keratosis pilaris naturally?

Lubricate+exfoliate. Otherwise known as orange peel skin, these tend to do better in the summer, when there is more sun exposure. Make sure to lubricate and exfoliate. Read more...