Keratosis Pilaris Causes and Natural Treatment

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    Keratosis Pilaris Causes and Natural Treatment

    Hi friends, I found some articles about how to get rid of Keratosis Pilaris naturally and quickly, so I posted here.

    Keratosis Pilaris is a very normal skin ailment most people might not even consider a problem. Keratosis pilaris is rather ugly but medically it is considered harmless. In terms of skin problems in a medical context, it is generally insignificant.

    People now live their lives every day with red bumps on the skin which can run from minimal to intense. What these sufferers need is a new natural skin care product that can abate inflammation and assure that future outbreaks don't happen. There now is such a remedy for keratosis pilaris.

    What is Keratosis Pilaris? Keratosis pilaris usually appears on the back and on the upper arms. It can theoretically be seen on any part where there is epidermis except the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. It is a innocuous skin ailment that generate acne like breakouts due to a buildup of protein called keratin in pore openings. The clogs produce blotchy skin patches, usually located on the arms or thighs.

    The bumps become more of a social problem since they have no long term health implications. No one wants to walk around town with goose like bumps on their arms and thighs. Normally, keratosis pilaris can diminish without any treatment but it can take months. If sufferers want to get rid of keratosis pilaris before they naturally go away, dermatologists can help recommend the best way to heal keratosis pilaris.

    The acne-like bumps on the skin create rough patches and give skin a goose flesh look. Sometimes when they become infected, the bumps can become red and can actually multiply in diameter. When the bumps appear on the face, they very much mirror acne breakouts. It resembles acne in more than one way. If grave enough, it can leave marks on the face that are similar to those left behind by pimples.

    It is hard to pinpoint a reason why keratosis pilaris assemble in the first place. Although it is known to be keratin buildups that promote inflammations, no one knows why the keratin forms in the first place. Doctors have thrown around the concept that it can be a genetic affliction. It can appear one day when you least expect it.

    Cure Keratosis Pilaris There is no universal skin treatment that improves keratosis pilaris. Medicated lotions are the skin products prescribed most often but what the creams do is diffuse the blockage in the skin instead of addressing why the blockage materialized in the first place.

    Some more oft prescribed creams tend to help issues involved in breakouts but they don't help all conditions of the inflammations. A cream may soften the skin bumps but it won't diminish redness and clear skin.

    As with any topical treatment used on skin rashes, there always exists a chance of side effects. Burning, stinging, and skin irritation are the most often heard complaints. Sensitive skin sufferers do not want this additional affliction on top of the existing discomfort.

    Topical retinoids are often used to encourage cellular turnover and prohibit the plugging of hair follicles. Retinoids regulate epithelial cell growth which is incredibly important in the aiding of this skin affliction. Many bumps associated with keratosis pilaris actually have an ingrown hair inside of them.

    The keratin blockage obstructs the hair from actually making it out of the follicle, causing more painful inflammations. Clawing at the itchy skin can cause bleeding and scarring.

    The keratosis pilaris is caused by an Intolerance to Several foods. Food intolerance may not be confused with food allergy, because they are different. In the case of allergy, this is determined through the IgE test, and food intolerance through the IgG test. People who suffer from keratosis pilaris are intolerant to many foods.The most common are wheat,gluten, soy, cow's milk,nuts, but is different in each individual. Eliminated from the diet, foods that a person has intolerance, the keratosis pilaris disapear.

    In my personal case i am intolerance to cereals , legumes and milks.

    I hope this post useful

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    thanks for your useful post. I must admit the question that always springs to mind when I read that KPRF is caused by food tolerances is 'Before my teens my skin was perfect - why suddenly did it change when I didn't change my diet at all?"

    Because of the age of onset and the age of improvement I would speculate that hormones have a greater role in KPRF than food.

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    Thanks for the info.
    I thought I'd write about my own experiences with these horrible little bumps, just incase it helps.
    I've had this problem since I was 10 y.o, and annoying as it was, it has become a whole lot worse since diagnosed with an immune system issue.
    I have tried EVERYTHING to get rid of these lumpy things, either to have little or no result or to have made them far worse.
    About one month ago, I started using Lucas Paw Paw ointment and i expected the bumps to get more filled up and aggravated, but I was wrong. I found something natural that ACTUALLY WORKS for me. It hasn't gotten rid of them, but they go away a lot faster and the hair finds its own way out.
    Usually, I give products a good 3 - 6 month trial before forming an opinion, but I seem to be onto a winner with this one.
    The Lucas brand doesn't contain any extras like Shea butter, but it does contain petroleum jelly as a base (which I have also tried on its own with disastrous results). So don't be put off by that.
    Unfortunately, i think it's only available in Australia, but it's fairly inexpensive, and I'm sure there's somewhere that would ship it overseas.
    And if I sound like I'm working for the company, I'm not. But this product is a godsend, people! Google the name and read the benefits for your self. I even use this stuff on my dogs skin conditions. It's a damn miracle worker.
    Hope this helps somebody.

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KP appears as rough or bumpy skin on the back and/or outer sides of your upper arms. The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person. You can also manifest it on the face as a natural blush (known as KPRF or Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii).

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