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    Old 04-18-2004, 09:51 PM   #1
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    Is there a difference between keratosis pilaris and acne?

    Hey people! I was just wondering is there a difference between keratosis pilaris and acne?

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    Old 04-19-2004, 04:43 PM   #2
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    Re: Is there a difference between keratosis pilaris and acne?

    I have both (lucky me). I believe the difference is that KP is caused by hyperkeratinization, meaning that too much keratin is produced, thus clogging your pores on your arms, legs, etc. Acne is caused by the overproduction of sebum (not keratin). I do know that KP is much harder to get rid of than acne. Google "keratosis pilaris org" and you will find a good website w/ some marginally helpful solutions.

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