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KERATOSIS PILARIS

WHAT IS KERATOSIS PILARIS?


Keratosis pilaris are common skin condition that causes tiny bumps on the skin .the bumps often develops on the back of the arms.

Keratosis pilaris is mainly found on the upper arms,thighs,cheeks,or buttocks.


RISK FACTORS


  • Close blood relatives history
  • Asthma
  • Dry skin
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Obese
  • Hay fever
  • Ichthyosis vulgaris
  • Womens are more prone
  • Children or teenagers

SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES


SYMPTOMS


Keratosis pilaris can occur at any age,but it’s more common in young children.signs and symptoms include

  • Painless,red or slight pinkness, tiny bumps,typically on the upper arms,thighs,cheeks,or buttocks
  • Dry ,rough skin in the areas with bumps
  • Worsening when seasonal changes cause low humidity and the skin tends to be drier
  • Sandpaper -like bumps resembling goose flesh 

CAUSES


Keratosis pilaris results from the buildup of keratin -a hard protein that protects skin from harmful substances and infection. The keratin forms a scaly plug that blocks the opening of the hair follicle.usually many plugs form,causing patches of rough,bumpy skin.


DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT


DIAGNOSIS


  • This condition doesn’t require any testing
  • Diagnosis is made by physical examination

TREATMENT


  1. This condition is usually a self treatable
  2. Medicated soaps and creams will improve the symptoms

MANAGEMENT


  • Avoid tight clothing
  • Moisturizer
  • Warm bath
  • Exfoliation
  • Use coconut oil
  • Maintain hygiene

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT


  1. Agaricus muscarius
  2. Arsenic album
  3. Rhus tox
  4. Borax bovista
  5. Lithium carb
  6. Mercurius
  7. Phosphorus 
  8. Thuja
  9. Sepia
  10. Petroleum
  11. Sulphur
  12. Kali mur

DO'S AND DON'TS


DO'S


  • exfoliate your affected areas of skin once in every week.
  • moisturise your skin regularly

DON'TS


  • don't let your skin gets dehydrated

 

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