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 Your Answers to our Skin Care Questionnaire Have Taught Us about Keratosis Pilaris

What your Answers to our Skin Care Questionnaire have taught us about Keratosis Pilaris | KPKids.net

The results are in! Your helpful responses have taught us volumes about what you, as a parent of a child with keratosis pilaris, are struggling with and how you're treating this often-frustrating skin condition. In January of 2017, we asked readers about their experience with their child's keratosis pilaris, what clears it up, what makes it worse, and what they want to try in the future to improve their skin long-term. We left

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

If I have it, will my child develop Keratosis Pilaris?

If I Have Keratosis Pilaris, Will my Kids Have KP too? | KPKids.net

While keratosis pilaris is thought to be a genetic skin disorder, not all children will inherit this skin condition from their parents. However, your child is more likely to develop keratosis pilaris if they have any of the following: Close blood relatives who have keratosis pilaris Asthma Dry skin Eczema Hay fever If the bumps on your child's skin bother them (or you), applying one of the following treatments can help reduce the itchiness and

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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