What are the treatment options for keratosis pilaris (KP)?

Updated: Aug 12, 2019
  • Author: Ally N Alai, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In view of the described genetic predisposition and possible genetic etiology of keratosis pilaris (KP), no cure or universally effective treatment has been available. Inconsistent remissions and variations with seasons and hormonal states (eg, pregnancy [13] ) are described. Although symptoms usually remit with increasing age, this is not always the case. Some cases clear spontaneously without treatment. Keratosis pilaris is generally a controllable but incurable condition.


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