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Keratosis Treatment

Hello, I have Keratosis pilaris on the backs of my arms, thighs and butt. It's pretty bad...a lot of red, inflamed follicles (sp?). I went online and saw products were available to help the appearance but they were so expensive, and the products do not cure, they just treat as you use them. I was just wondering if there was something less expensive I could used, or do, like exfoliation? It's a little embarrassing, people tend to confused it with acne....
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I just started to notice a goosebump like rash on my arms. Does not seem to be going away. It's not red or itchy , just small "goosebumps"   I am just finishing up radiation. I had five months of chemo before the radiation. The oncologist is not making any connection to the chemo or radiation.I guess I should see a derm. Seems a lot like what your are describing.(?) I hope you have success in maintaining your rash. Let me know if you find anything that helps!

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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 doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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