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How is keratosis pilaris treated?

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Although the condition may remain for years, it gradually improves before age 30 in most cases. Treatment of keratosis pilaris is not medically necessary; but, individuals with this condition may want to seek treatment for cosmetic reasons.

The initial treatment of keratosis pilaris should be intensive moisturizing. Apply a cream such as AmLactin or Lac-Hydrin after bathing, and then re-apply it several times a day. Other treatments may include:

  • Medicated creams containing urea (Carmol-20) or alpha-hydroxy acids (Aqua Glycolic, Lacticare) applied twice daily
  • Efforts to unplug pores by taking long, hot soaking tub baths and then rubbing and exfoliating the areas with a coarse washcloth or stiff brush

From: Cysts, Lumps, Bumps, and Your Skin WebMD Medical Reference

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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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