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Chicken Skin

I went to the Doctors today and asked about the bumps that are on my chest. And back. It seems to me they are a type of KP... Killartus Pillarus or something like that. He seemed to think it was a type of acne and has given me minocycline. If I do have KP or chicken skin is this an effective medication? The bumps are very hard to squeeze and if they are squeezable a very small amount of white stuff comes out. which resembles a fine string.

Any ideas? Diagnosis?

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I meant to add that she just had this on her arms.  I'm not sure that it's the same thing but I thought I would at least tell you about it.
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My sister had this and got rid of it using AmLactin.  You might have to ask the pharmacist (-- it was originally Rx and I think they called it LacHydrin--) but they do have different brands of it sold over the counter.  It does occasionally come back but she keeps it controlled with that lotion.
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Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. Treatment includes tretinoin or Triamcinolone cream or Adapalene, a retinoid medication. Exfoliation, intensive moisturizing creams, creams and lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids and urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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