Hiya, my 14-year-old daughter with keratosis pilaris on her cheek and higher arms. She has had it since she was younger. We’ve tried the Amlactin cream and different moisturizers, however that doesn’t work. There’s additionally a redness across the bumps on his cheeks. A dermatologist advised me that it was the DNA of his pores and skin and that there was nothing to do besides hydrate it !!! Is there actually something we will do to do away with these bumps, particularly the one on his cheeks? Does this situation worsen with age or is there an opportunity that it’ll disappear with age? Ought to we use an exfoliant each week? Is there any cream there ?? Thanks
Who named this illness anyway ?? 🙂 Most dermas merely name it KP – an abbreviation for keratosis pilaris.
And what’s the trigger? Your dermatologist is true. It's genetic and about 10 to 20% have a form sooner or later of their lives. The liner of hair follicles in these areas makes onerous keratin as an alternative of softer keratin. Then the "plug" that kinds irritates the follicle and makes it pink.
Right here is the excellent news! This virtually all the time improves with age. But it surely's not very comforting for a younger grownup like your daughter. I had it too once I had her age and I got here out on the finish of my twenties.
Within the meantime, some concepts that may assist:
Attempt the over-the-counter (non-prescription) medication Differin on the cheeks and arms. Begin each three days, and if it doesn’t, enhance the frequency. Retinoids (vitamin A cousins) comparable to Differin assist forestall the formation of corks. You need to use it for at the least a month to see if it helps you.
Have you ever tried Amlactin for at the least a month? However don’t use Differin and Amlactin collectively. Basically, attempt ONE intervention, then add a second in case you are doing effectively.
Some sufferers additionally like over-the-counter glycol compounds or salt-acid compounds. Begin with 10%. Consistency and attempting one factor at a time is the important thing.
The exfoliation with KP is delicate. Some sufferers are merely irritated and others get somewhat higher. Once more, first attempt a delicate washcloth 2-Three instances every week. Gradual is ok.
A self-tanner or a lovely base might help cowl the pink across the follicles.
There isn’t a science about it however a few of our sufferers swear by an anti-inflammatory eating regimen that yow will discover on the Net. Primarily low glycemic index, low carb, gluten and dairy merchandise.
Once more, no science, however attempt including Alaskan salmon or flaxseed oil to your eating regimen. And probiotics by no means damage. There’s a hyperlink between the intestine and the pores and skin that we don’t but perceive very effectively.
I hope this may assist you!
Dr. Brandith Irwin
Director of the Madison Pores and skin & Laser Middle
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