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How do you get rid or treat of Keratosis Pilaris?

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I have that also, you can't get rid of it because it's inherited but if your use coconut oil it smooths your legs and makes it feel smoother.

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I have that and there is no cure. warm baths and lotion helps make it not as noticeable but unfortunately it will always be there. Its fun to scare people with though.

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Ok, so I have KP and I don't like it obvious. I'm a 13 year old girl and its so hard to be a girly-girl when you have all this stuff on you. Its on the upper parts of my arms and I cant wear short sleeve shirts or cute tank tops. I think I will try the coconut oil stuff but I was wondering when you wear short sleeve shirts, do people usually notice it on you or not? I am 14 and have KP and I wear short sleeve shirts and tank tops all of the time! Not very many people notice it and I have it all over my arms and legs. When people do notice it they ask what it is and I just say I have a skin disease but its not contagious and the person just says oh and doesn't think anything of it. I know what you mean though. It is very annoying.

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I am 13 also and I HATE my KP Even on little 5 year old kid asked me once why I had a red rash on my arms. It is awful. BUT... I have been daily moisturizing with Hemp lotion and coconut oil for about a week now and guess what??? The redness and bumps are starting to fade in a lot of areas! If it keeps improving like this, maybe I can wear those camis I bought forever ago! I'm a little of a tomboy, but that makes no difference, every girl wants smooth, beautiful arms! Grrr, Jennifer Richards makes me mad. On Living she talks about this wonderful break-through she's had about studying KP and how to get rid of it. "It can be all yours for only $47!"Yeah right. Most 13 year-olds don't have twenty in their pocket! If she really cared about all our poor selves she would let us in on a little more. Anyway, even if it may not work for you, Hemp Lotion (find it at most frug stores) and coconut oil (found at most drug stores and grocery stores) can't hurt you, and it is definitely worth a shot!

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How do you get rid of Keratosis Pilaris on your thighs?

I have Keratosis Pilaris too and it's so humiliating! I use Eucerin intensive repair very dry skin lotion. You can find it and any pharmacy and it doesn't get rid of it but you can see the difference by the next day. You can get rid of Keratosis Pilaris if you use Baiden Mitten regularly. It should go away withing 3-5 uses and then all you have to do is to have an exfoliation session once every 1-2 weeks to keep it under control

How do you treat keratosis pilaris?

I use Ammonium Lactate lotion. I use it two times a day every day in the morning, and at night. It soothes your bumps to where they are not real rough. If you go to the doctor for to see how you can treat Keratosis Pilaris you can ask them about using Ammonium Lactate. It soothes my skin so good that I can barely see the bumps, and the redness!

I have red circle things on my thighs and sometimes my arms What are they and How to you get rid of them?

The red circle things on your thigh and arms are most likely Keratosis Pilaris. If you want to get rid of them, you will have to put medicated cream you from your doctor.

Red splotchy upper arms?

Sounds like Keratosis pilaris, I have that too.

Can you wear short sleeve shirts with keratosis pilaris on the upper part of your arms?

i have it and i do

Is keratosis pilaris treatment a one time fix?

No, keratosis pilaris treatment is not a one time fix. It is a common condition that can be treated, but cannot be cured. There are prescription treatments and natural remedies available to aid in the healing process.

How can you get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?

If you have this condition like I do it really helps to exfoliate the area when showering and keeping it moisturized. You should also watch your sugar intake and drink 8 glasses of water a day. Keratosis Pilaris is common in teens and tends to disappear with age. Unfortunately, it never fully disappears so you will always have some bumps on your arms.

Small white bumps on arms and legs?

Keratosis pilaris is the symptom of small white bumps on arms and legs. Keratosis pilaris can occur at any age, but is seen more common in children.

What are these red bumbs on your skin?

If the bumps are on your arms and chest, it is most likely keratosis pilaris.

What are the red spots on your upper arm?

Theese red spots on your upper arm are most likely to be Keratosis.Keratosis Pilaris is a very common and completely harmless skin condition. keratosis pilaris may affect as many as one person in three.Keratosis pilaris appears when extra keratin accumulates in the hair follicles. This is usually in childhood, and most obvious during adolescence, often it clears in adulthood.Keratosis pilaris is harmless, and is not infectious.Some people find their keratosis pilaris ugly. The skin feels rough or spiky as though it has permanent goosebumps. Occasionally keratosis pilaris is itchy.There is no treatment for keratosis,but general measures to reduce skin dryness may help:Use mild soaps or gentle body washes.Apply moisturizers frequently -- For better absorption, apply to the skin while it's still moist after showering.Take tepid showers rather than hot baths.Light exfoliation with an abrasive pad may sometimes be of help, however scrubbing the areas of KP is not recommended, and can worsen the condition

What is Ammonium lactate cream is good for?

Our physician prescribed ammonium lactate lotion for keratosis pilaris.

What is Salitop Cream Salicyllc Acid use for?

The Salitop Cream I have is for my Keratosis Pilaris,a skin condition.

Small red bump in your forearm it looks like a pimple but you read about keratosis pilaris so now you are confused you dont know if it is really a pimple?

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How do you get rid of hair bumps?

I use Aveeno positivley smooth shave gel. it works really well. Theres always the posibiblty you have keratosis pilaris, which i have and is very common. Keratosis causes lots of little red bumps on the skin on the hair follicle f4 You can use shaping creams but you hair does what it wants

How do you get rid of keratosis pilaris?

keratosis pilaris is a genetically transmitted skin condition.unfortunately there is no full cure, however there are many treatments out there that dramatically reduces the symptoms and appearances of this is a list oh things that you can use which will help:Microdermabrasion Body PolishUltra Hydrating Bath BarRepairing Body Balmhere's also a link of treatment that thoroughly explains keratosis pilaris: this helpsBaby rash creams also help sooth the bumpiness on the skin and help soothe the redness if there is any. I still deal with chicken skin to this day and I haven't found a product that works amazingly well. The baby rash cream helps but it won't be enough to actually get rid of this condition.

Have hard pimples under the skin on arms and tops of thighs?

Those probably aren't actually pimples, they just look like them. Those are actually caused by dry skin flakes building up around your pores. Try putting some moisturizer on your limbs before you go to sleep for the night. ..... What you're describing sounds like keratosis pilaris. Keratosis pilaris (ker-uh-TO-sis pil-AIR-is) is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms and thighs. Though you may not like the sandpaper-like appearance of your skin, keratosis pilaris isn't serious and doesn't have long-term health implications. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. Prescription medications and self-care measures can improve the appearance of your skin. Note: regular exfoliation and use of body lotions does help lessen the appearance. Keratosis pilaris results from the buildup of keratin - a hard protein that protects your skin from harmful substances and infection. The keratin forms a scaly plug that blocks the opening of the hair follicle. Usually many plugs form, causing patches of rough, bumpy skin. For more information, please visit

What kind of skin rash do you have if you have red small bumps that do not itch and appear to have a scaly or rough top?

It might be keratosis pilaris.

What are red dots that look like acne or pimples but arent called?

It's a Common Skin Condition called "Keratosis Pilaris"

What is a treatment for keratosis pilaris?

There is still more research that needs to be done in order to develop more treatments for keratosis pilaris. The best treatments that are available today are the use of moisturizing treatments such as urea, lactic acid, salicylic acid or topical retinoids. However, always make sure to visit your doctor in order to get the best treatment suited for you.

How do you get rid of keratosis?

Repcillin is a range of products made specifically to treat conditions such as keratosis. They are currently offering free samples of the product on their website, and have received many positive reviews from customers who have keratosis which can be seen on their home page. I highly recommend for you try a free sample. Simply lather the balm onto the area where you have keratosis two or three times a day, and you should notice that the keratosis will begin to calm.

What is causing itchy raised spots on arms and trunk?

It is difficult to diagnose a rash without visualization - however, by your description, it appears the rash may be keratosis pilaris - a form of dry skin. Your physician would be able to definitively diagnose it after an exam. It is difficult to diagnose a rash without visualization - however, by your description, it appears the rash may be keratosis pilaris - a form of dry skin. Your physician would be able to definitively diagnose it after an exam. It is difficult to diagnose a rash without visualization - however, by your description, it appears the rash may be keratosis pilaris - a form of dry skin. Your physician would be able to definitively diagnose it after an exam. It is difficult to diagnose a rash without visualization - however, by your description, it appears the rash may be keratosis pilaris - a form of dry skin. Your physician would be able to definitively diagnose it after an exam. It is difficult to diagnose a rash without visualization - however, by your description, it appears the rash may be keratosis pilaris - a form of dry skin. Your physician would be able to definitively diagnose it after an exam.

What are treatments for Keratosis Pilaris?

You can contact your doctor to get prescription medication from your doctor or go to your local pharmacy for any options on the pain medication you should take.

What could be the red patchy skin spots on your arms shins chest and the back of your neck if they do not hurt or itch and for the most part do not flake?

It could be Keratosis Pilaris.

What are red bumps on inner and outer arms that don't itch?

Do you have any other information? Without any other details, I'm guessing - Could it be keratosis pilaris?

What is a good treatment for the disease keratosis?

A good treatment for the disease keratosis is to take medications like adapalene, tazarotene, and tretinoin. These medicines often treat keratosis disease within 3 months.