What are the measures to prevent excessive skin dryness in keratosis pilaris (KP)?

Updated: Aug 12, 2019
  • Author: Ally N Alai, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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General measures to prevent excessive skin dryness, such as using mild soapless cleansers (eg, Dove, Cetaphil), are recommended, and lubrication is the mainstay of treatment for nearly all cases. Exfoliation is helpful in removing the small keratin plugs overlying follicles.


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