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FAQ - Keratosis, Seborrheic
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What would work better for keratosis pilaris scars: bio oil or maderma?


I have scars all over my arms from picking and scratching at my bumps on my arms, also know as keratosis pilaris. I have heard good things about both, but before i go and spend $20 on cream, i want to know whats better! And if anyone had keratosis pilaris and used a different cream to get rid of the scars, please let me know!!!
thanks!
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I would recommend using Bio Oil. Its natural and from what ive seen cheaper. But i would recommend exfoliating your arms with any thing that will remove any dead skin and then rub on the Bio Oil. only thing is its really sticky so don't put it on right before you go to bed it will get on everything.  (+ info)

Does Acneticin really work for getting rid of Keratosis Pilaris?


I'm 13 and have Keratosis Pilaris. I've heard of this pill called Acneticin. From the reviews all around the web, I guess it's like a miracle. How many of you have used this before and does it work?
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Hello, the Acneticin is an acne treatment that is for people that haven’t seen significant results from the many run of the mill topical treatments. Almost all of these topical treatments contain some form of ìcleansing agentî, usually benzoyl peroxide. These agents are very mild acids that ìburn awayî dead skin, allowing younger skin to rise to the surface and flourish.  (+ info)

How long does it take a cancerous actinic keratosis to turn into cancer?


10% of actinic keratosis may be pre-cancerous. How long would it take one to turn into cancerous spot?
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For the 10% that does become cancer, the time it takes depends on a lot of things. It depends on the individual, their general state of health (immunocompromised people can't fight off cancer as well as others), and the other things they might do to increase their chances of getting cancer in general (like smoking, not exercising, not eating the right foods, exposing their skin to too much sun, etc).
There are actuarial tables that estimate mortality when you take some of these things into account. Also, treatment makes a big difference.  (+ info)

What are some Over the Counter treatments for Keratosis Pilaris?


From doing some research, and looking at pictures, I believe I have keratosis pilaris (on my thighs). What are some over the counter treatments that work well to cure keratosis pilaris?
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Because it is hereditary, there is no way to cure or prevent keratosis pilaris. However, it may lessen over time with age.

In some patients, the condition clears up on its own. When it does not, patients may choose to seek treatment for cosmetic reasons. There are several treatments aimed at softening the keratin deposits in the skin to improve its appearance. They include:

Moisturizing lotions. Dry skin makes the condition worse, so applying moisturizer twice daily is important. Lotions that contain urea help the skin retain moisture and products that contain lactic acid or salicylic acid help to dissolve and exfoliate the keratin. Moisturizer should be applied immediately after bathing.


Loofah sponges or brushes. Rubbing the affected areas after a long soak in a hot bath may help to unclog the plugged hair follicles.


Topical retinoids. Class of chemical compounds that are chemically related to vitamin A. These drugs regulate skin growth but can be very irritating.

These are just a couple of the available treatment for keratosis pilaris. Take a look at this site for some additional information that I think you'll find helpful : ) It's great that you're educating yourself!

http://skin.health.ivillage.com/acneblemish/keratosispilaris.cfm  (+ info)

Can a dermatologist please help with seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp?


I have a friend who has had this ongoing condition for the last 4 years. She is very physically healthy with no known allergies. She has tried everything from Head and Shoulders shampoo, tea tree oils, to aloe vera gel. What can possibly stop her seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp?
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Use Ketaconazole shampoo 2% twice weekly.
Should be continuously used for two months.
After the first week start massaging in 1%hydrocortisone cream to the scalp on the day the shampooing is done after the shampoo and the hair is dry.

The shampooing should be regularily paced out once every 3 rd day.  (+ info)

What is the best way to treat seborrheic dermatitis?


I have had problems over the last couple of years with seborrheic dermatitis particularly behind my ears, above my eyelids, and now the base of my hairline on my neck. I'm wondering if there is a cream that can go on this or anything that can relieve the sporadic itching
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I use hydrocortizone cream daily for mine and it controls the symptoms better than anything else I've tried. It may take 3 or 4 days to really see some results, but it my start feeling better in a day or two. If I go a while without the cream, the dermatitis comes back. When I start treating it with the cream again, sometimes it feels like a sunburn - but that passes in a day or two and the rash abates.  (+ info)

How do you apply salicylic acid shampoo to the face to treat seborrheic dermatitis?


I have a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis on my face and my dermatologist prescribed salicylic acid shampoo to rub on my face. The only problem is that I forgot the directions of how to apply it, when, and for how long.

Does anyone know?
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Just put it on and keep it on for few hours, then wash it away.
It it doesn't help, try anti-eczema cream from http://www.champori.com. It works for seborroeic dermatitis as well.  (+ info)

How can i make my keratosis pilaris go away?


I'm 14 and have keratosis pilaris on my arms, chest, back, stomach, legs and really bad on my thighs and butt. What are the best non prescription things that you found to work for you. And i already know that there is not permanent cure and it's hereditary and only cosmetic but what are ways that you know work for you and are relatively easy?
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Aveeno lotions help me out a lot. I have like the whole line of products and they have helped me keep it under control for the most part.  (+ info)

I was diagnosed with Seborrheic dermatitis now its still itchy?


OKay so my doctor told me i have Seborrheic dermatitis so i was prescribed ketoconazale shampoo i use it everyday and leave it in for 5 minutes. Everything was good for awhile but now my hair is no longer oily but is still extremely itchy and bleeds. I was wondering good home remedies or something. I am making a doctors appt but wont be able to go in for a few weeks would like a temporary fix.
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Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet. Some of them do actually work. For my seb. dermatitis on scalp I use psoriasis herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
Cheers,
Antje  (+ info)

I have Keratosis Pilaris, what kind of foundation do you recommend to cover redness?


I have keratosis pilaris and I was wondering if anyone knows of a foundation that'll cover redness and will last throughout the day. Some brands work but after about an hour or so or when I get really hot the redness on my face shows through...I've tried max factor it works best so far. I've also tried mineral makeups they dont work at all for me. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Do u get maybelline brands where u live??? Cos maybelline liquid to powder finish is xellent. It blends really well. Leaves skin flawless. Or else u buy a foundation which nearly matches ur skin tone or one which is a shade darker.This one is also gr8 for people with an oily complexion or a normal one.  (+ info)

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