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There is no known cause for keratosis pilaris. Some doctors believe that vigorous scrubbing can aggravate the condition.
Keratosis pilaris is commonly thought of as a skin type more so than a skin condition, and is more commonly seen in fair-skinned individuals along the lateral arms and cheeks.
Lactic acid is a naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid that exfoliates skin and helps it retain moisture, an important property in dealing with severe dry skin conditions such as keratosis pilaris, which affects about 40% of the population.
Mucocutaneous Findings in Children And Young Adults Finding Percentage Fissured tongue 28 Hypertrophy of tongue papillae 22 Premature graying 14 Cheilitis 13 Xerosis 12 Alopecia areata (including 1 child with alopecia totalis) 11 Palmoplantar hyperkeratosis 10 Syringoma 6 Keratosis pilaris 4 Geographic tongue 4 Trichotillomania (3 girls and 1 boy) 4 Vitiligo 3 Seborrheic dermatitis 3 Livedo reticularis 2 Atopic dermatitis 0 Source: Dr.
In addition, dry skin can result from a skin condition called keratosis pilaris (KP).
Common differential diagnoses of FLP include keratosis pilaris, Darier's disease, follicular mucinosis and lichen scrofulosorum.
Alan Fleischer, professor and chairman of the department of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, a moisturizer such as AmLactin, formulated with a potent alpha-hydroxy acid plus emollients and humectants, can be ideal for managing dry skin conditions, even when resulting from keratosis pilaris (KP), which affects about 40% of the population.
Called keratosis pilaris, this is the accumulation of dead skin cells at the opening of the follicles.
The "important features" of the new system (xerosis, early age of onset, and atopy) add support to the diagnosis, and the "associated features," (keratosis pilaris and atypical vascular responses) are suggestive of a diagnosis, but are not specific.
Keratosis pilaris consists of follicular-based papules with variable erythema.
The trial also excluded a number of patients, including those with three or more rosaceatic papules or pustules; more than five prominent telangiectases in the treatment area (except on the sides of the nose); intense flushing in response to a few triggers (such as postmenopausal hot flashes or certain foods); papulopustular, phymatous, or ocular rosacea; rosacea conglobata; rosacea fulminans; isolated rhinophyma; isolated pustulosis of the chin; and skin conditions that resembled rosacea, such as peri-oral dermatitis and facial keratosis pilaris.
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