Patient Comments: Keratosis Pilaris - Affected Areas

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Where on your body do you have keratosis pilaris? Have you found an effective treatment? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Joanna, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 20

I'm 35 and I have keratosis pilaris all over! The back of my legs, back of arms, buttocks, lower back and even on my neck! I've tried almost everything I have read to do. I just keep slapping on coconut oil before shower and bath, then put on a thick layer of moisturizer. I'm searching for a scar cream I can apply because my legs are starting to look nasty. I hate this!

Comment from: TG, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

I've had keratosis pilaris on the back of my arms and legs since my early teens or even possibly before. It has spread to take over my buttocks and up my lower back. Most recently I've noticed it spreading down from my shoulders into my upper back, and across my lower abdomen. I have not yet found a treatment that works, though I have tried many different creams and scrubs in the last couple years. But I have found using a scrub in the shower and applying lotion after has helped with the roughness of the bumps, but the redness and the smaller smoother bumps remain.

Comment from: Eleanor, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I have KP (keratosis pilaris) on my legs and the backs of my arms, it's recently started to ebb into my bicep area. Anyway, one relatively effective treatment (if done either daily, every other day, or weekly, depending on the severity of the KP) is pumice, or a callous sander. I sand the bumps down gently and apply lotion or cocoa butter to the sanded area. My legs and arms will look reddish for an hour or so but it takes care of the bumps generally.

Comment from: Dollypolly1, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 08

I have just been looking to see what my spots are and it looks like what I have on my left shin, left shoulder, and right wrist is keratosis pilaris. I am a 70 year old female with lots of mobility problems. They don’t really bother me, I just was curious as to what they were.

Comment from: Kimz, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 31

I have keratosis pilaris on my arms and thighs. I have never done any treatment. I want to get it removed.

Comment from: Jane, 3-6 (Caregiver) Published: April 20

My child has keratosis pilaris (KP) and has had since starting to eat food. She is four and it is getting worse. Her face gets red when she eats some foods. It is on her face and arms. I am sure it is not just KP and allergy led. We are off dairy and gluten but the hospital just say we have to live with it. We have tried everything, but even mild face cream leaves her screaming, her skin is so sensitive.

Comment from: caribaby, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 12

I have had this annoying disease since I was a young teenager. I just turned 35. Keratosis pilaris has basically taken over my legs and now has crept behind my arms. I have not worn shorts or skirt or dresses without stockings. I am married but I won't let my husband touch my legs. It has taken over my life and I am miserable because of it. I have no idea what to do to help myself. The itching is infuriating and my skin gets so dry. I hate it!

Comment from: harmony109, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 13

I've had keratosis pilaris for 31 years on the back and tops of my upper arms, some small affected areas on the tops of my forearms, tops of my thighs, and most recently developing on the trunk/abdominal area. I cannot believe I never knew there was a name for it. It has been diagnosed as psoriasis (a form of it), eczema and contact dermatitis in the past. Just about everyone in my family has it including both parents, siblings, nieces and nephews. I have never liked dairy and have always stayed away from anything that contained dairy so I don't see this being the cause of mine. However, I have been told that I have an auto-immune disease that has yet to be specified (and it's very apparent) that could also be causing it. I was always healthy as a child, not so much as an adult, but I've had these ugly things all my life. I worked as a nurse for years and cannot believe I never knew this had a name.

Comment from: nicolle, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

Well I have an extremely rare coverage because it’s pretty much everywhere on my body!

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