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Old 01-08-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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how to get rid of keratosis

Im 15. I want to be able to wear shorts or skirts and not have to worry about it showing or people staring. I want to be a kid and just live my life. But i feel this is slowing me down. And i dont want to miss a thing. Does anyone know anything i can do?!?!

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Old 01-14-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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Re: how to get rid of keratosis

I too have it. I think once you have it, you're kind of stuck with it. I use an exfoliating scrub in the shower. I just found one by Aloette that has done wonders - it has made my skin so smooth. I also use lachydrin lotion on my arms and legs - you can get this at walmart.

Do an internet search and see what else you can find. The Aloette scrub really seems to have helped mine.

Good luck.

Old 01-17-2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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Re: how to get rid of keratosis

Hi there:

Ditto--it's an incurable condition. However, it's not contagious, painless, and worst in the winter. In the summer, the sun actually seems to help it (at least with me).
Products that help are lotions and washes with [B]lactic acid [/B]in them. Salylic acid is good too, but lactic is better.

Scrubs are good occassionally, but a lot of doctors say it can make it worse, or sore.

[U]Try the following[/U], in order of most $$$--
-Glytone body wash & lotion set (the body wash is good, and will be used up before the lotion, which is strong. I think you have to get both together. It's about $50 but very good!)
-Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream. (The pathoulli scent is OK--but it's a great lotion. Not greasy and works really well.)
-Vaseline "Daily Shield Protective Moisture" lotion. (Cheap and does the job.)

good luck!

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