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How is keratosis pilaris treated?

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Treatment of keratosis pilaris is not medically necessary. But you may want to seek treatment for cosmetic reasons.

First should be intensive moisturizing. Apply a cream after bathing, and then re-apply it several times a day. Other treatments may include:

  • Medicated creams containing urea or alpha-hydroxy acids
  • Long, hot soaking tub baths
  • Rubbing and exfoliating the areas with a coarse washcloth or stiff brush

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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