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

Keeping your baby’s skin hydrated at bath time

How to Keep Your Baby's Skin Hydrated at Bath Time | KPKids.net

Bathing your baby is an essential (likely daily) task, and can often lead to dry skin. Dry, irritated skin lead can potentially lead to a variety of other issues, including KP flare-ups, scaly skin and even baby pimples. Try washing your child's skin with a gentler, more hydrating body wash at bath time to ensure their skin stays well-moisturized and healthy. One of our all-time favorites is Aquaphor Baby Gentle Wash & Tear-Free

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

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