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Keratosis pilaris

Keratosis pilaris (KP) (also follicular keratosis, lichen pilaris, or colloquially "chicken skin" It most often appears on the outer sides of the upper arms, (the forearms can also be affected), thighs, face, back, and buttocks; Often the lesions can appear on the face, which may be mistaken for acne.

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My doctor put me on Ammonium Lactate 12% lotion. I've been applying it all over my body, my arms have recently started getting worse, which is why I went to the dermatologist. Though no cure, this seems to be helping a great deal. This is by Rx only, but there are other products out there like AmLactin which work well. He also advised to avoid anything that could irritate the bumps. When I first started trying to do something with the appearance of my skin I tried acne body washes, exfoliants and a loofah or scrubs, all bad because they irritate the skin and cause it to dry out more. Using mild soap, pat drying with a clean towel after showering and moisturizing with the above lotions is what does the trick, for me anyways.

Contributed by Oscar Alvarado

some say that keratosis pilaris can be treated by rubbing coconut oil on the affected areas in the shower and then moisturizing with cocoa butter

Contributed by Jessica Jackson

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