Alternative Treatments for Keratosis

December 13, 2010

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Many people are not aware of some treatments used in dealing with Keratosis, some are topical in nature and some are not. Many people suffering from keratosis are familiar with treatments such as Glycolic acids,  Lactic acid treatments, microdermabrasion and chemical peels as well as Vitamin A treatments, however some of the best and modern formulated treatments for Keratosis Pilaris also include; Urea treatments, KP duty treatments, Therapeutic dry oil treatments, and Immunomodulators.

Immunomodulators are often used in dealing with KP keeping in mind that the infection is a manifestation of eczema. For these reasons, common Immunomodulators such as Protopic and Elidel are offered an individual patient . These drugs can play a prominent role in removing eczema and if an individual is suffering from Keratosis that can trigger eczema , then such drugs can help relieve the symptoms.

Urea is one of the favourite topical treatments used by dermatologists. It helps to deal with keratosis by softening the hard crusts which has been formed on the skin. Carmol lotions and creams are some of the most popular urea formulations that can be used in dealing with skin outgrowths. Carmol comes in variations of concentrations of 10,20,30 and 40, which are prescribed for different patients.

KP duty is used in the treatment of keratosis in the sense that a multi-therapeutic approach to keratosis can be the best possible way of  dealing with the infection. One of the best  combined Keratosis Pilaris duty formula include Glycolic acid plus Urea and Green tea. The urea as well as Glycolic acid will act as a powerful exfoliant and humectants which helps in softening the skin and eliminating bumps. The green tea contains EGCG which can help fight inflammation and post inflammatory discolourations in KP.

Independent research has indicated that KP duty therapies work for more than 94% of patients that were initially treated and subjected to some clinical tests. The red spots which normally plague individuals suffering from some keratosis infections were also found to have subsided, while the infection gradually smoothens itself out after several weeks of application.

Therapeutic dry oils are often applied on keratosis infection to create a barrier that protects  the skin, reduces inflammation and then helps the skin rejuvenate itself quickly. Blending several topical agents such as lactic, salicylic, malic and citric acid with propylene glycol, and Hydrocortisone can actually help in dealing with KP outbreaks.

KeratosisFurther Reading:

Actinic KeratosisSeborrheic Keratosis

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