How is keratosis follicularis (Darier disease) treated?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Pui-Yan Kwok, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Sunscreen, cool cotton clothing, and avoidance of hot environments can help prevent flares, especially during the summer.

Moisturizers with urea or lactic acid can reduce scaling and hyperkeratosis.

A low- or mid-potency topical steroid is sometimes useful for inflammation.

When bacterial overgrowth is suspected or crusting is prominent, application of antiseptics such as triclosan or soaks in astringents such as Burrow or Domeboro solution can be helpful.


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