5 Things You Don’t Know About Dry Skin

5 Facts You Don't Know about Dry Skin | KPKids.net

Dry skin is a pain. Literally, dry skin is a painful reaction to your body's lack of water. So why does your skin get unusually dry and how do you repair the damage that's been done? How do you keep your skin healthy and prevent it from itching and feeling tight? To maintain healthy skin, it's important to understand the reason why your skin becomes uncomfortably dry. Once you learn the cause

What causes Keratosis Pilaris in children?

What Causes Keratosis Pilaris in Children? | KPKids.net

Keratosis pilaris (ker-uh-TOE-sis pih-LAIR-is) is a common, harmless skin condition that causes dry, rough patches and tiny bumps, usually on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks.  The bumps generally don't hurt or itch, but can become unsightly or embarrassing to young children and teens. But what causes keratosis pilaris in children? Keratosis pilaris is a hereditary condition, which means your child likely inherited the condition from their mother or father.  If you

Can Keratosis Pilaris be completely cured?

Can Keratosis Pilaris be Completely Cured? | KPKids.net

As anyone with Keratosis Pilaris knows, the search for a treatment and cure can be exhausting. But what many don't understand is that Keratosis Pilaris is an inherited skin condition.  The recommended treatments for KP are only for the *temporary* relief of symptoms and must be used continuously to see improvement. The treatment plan recommended by your child's doctor or dermatologist should be maintained on a regular basis to ensure the best results

What is Keratosis Pilaris (also known as “KP”)?

Treating Keratosis Pilaris in Babies & Infants | KPKids.net

What is this dermatological condition called Keratosis Pilaris? Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition diagnosed in approximately 40% of the population.  So if you or your child have KP, you are certainly not alone! It is characterized by tiny bumps on the skin, usually found on the outer areas of the upper arms, thighs, and cheeks (often referred to as "chicken skin"). The bumps give a sandpaper-like texture to the skin in

How much do you know about KP?

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Did you know that Keratosis Pilaris is caused by the excess build-up of dead skin cells around individual hair follicles?  It is commonly seen in children and teens, but can begin as early as infancy. KP is a genetic condition and, despite common misconceptions, is not caused by parental neglect and bathing too infrequently. Nowadays, there are more and more products available to parents to treat your child's keratosis pilaris and improve the

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