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Posted by Natalie
on November 20, 2000 at 15:57:14:
In Reply to: KERATOSIS PILARIS posted by JANICE on November 01, 2000 at 19:08:42:
: I'M WONDERING IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS HAD ANY LUCK WITH ANY TREATMENTS FOR THEIR KERATOSIS PILARIS? I AM 29 AND HAVE HAD IT SINCE BIRTH. FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN OF OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE THIS, I THINK MINE IS QUITE EXTREME. I HAVE IT ALL OVER MY ARMS (FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WRIST TO MY SHOULDERS) AND ALL OVER MY LEGS (FROM THE ANKLES RIGHT UP TO THE TOP OF MY THIGHS) AND ON MY BUTTOCKS. AS YOU CAN PROBABLY GUESS, IT'S BEEN QUITE DISTRESSING TO ME MY WHOLE LIFE. I KEEP READING THAT IT GOES AWAY WITH AGE AND I WAS TOLD WHEN I WAS YOUNGER THAT IT WOULD PROBABLY CLEAR UP IN MY MID-TWENTIES. AS I APPROACH 30 I SEE ABSOLUTELY NO IMPROVEMENT WHATSOEVER. ANY MEDICIAL ADVICE THAT ANYONE (DOCTORS OR PATIENTS) COULD GIVE ME WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
I have also had this problem for years. During the summer time I would never wear shorts or tank tops. Early this year I discovered a product called Tend Skin. It is used for ingrown hairs. Being that Keratosis Pilaris is kind of like ingrown hairs I tried it and it worked. This summer I was finally able to wear shorts. When you start using it you might think it is not working but all of a sudden you can notice the bumps disappearing. This is my daily routine: Shower in the morning and use Neutrogena body oil as I get out of the shower. Then I also put Vitamin E oil all over my body. At night, before I go to bed I put the Tend Skin on were needed. I also noticed that shaving also irritates the keratosis so I now shave down not upward. The Tend Skin also helps clear up scars and discoloration. It costs about $50 for a big bottle which in the beginning you will go through fast but once it starts working you only have to use it every other day. Go to www.tendskin.com to get more information and Good Luck. Remember if you try it give it a while to work. You might think it is not working but it really is. Get back on the message board and tell me how it goes. By the way, I am not a salesperson for tend skin, I am a person that suffered from Keratosis since I can remember and was very depressed about it. I now try to tell everyone I can about the product so everyone can wear shorts and be comfortable with themselves.
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