Post by meaniepants on Feb 3, 2012 14:12:23 GMT -5
My kid has them and has had them on her tummy since forever. I've just noticed they've spread to her back and kinda look like pimples back there. They are on her neck and chest too. Not red or anything just looks like she has goosebumps. But they never go away. Anyone encountered this before?
Are they rough at all? My daughter & husband both get these little bumps on their arms & they've had them on their sides before. I forget what it's called but they can look like goosebumps.
Have you tried changing her detergent? Bath soap? Bathing in an oatmeal bath? H uses Cetaphil and that helps, in the summer when we're in the river & ocean a lot it completely goes away on both of them.
Keratosis pilaris is a harmless skin condition characterised by the development of numerous small,rough bumps on the skin. The condition can occur anywhere from infancy into adulthood, but it is most prevalent during adolescence. Keratosis occurs more commonly in the following groups:
Females People who are overweight People of Celtic origin People who have eczema and/or dry skin. Keratosis pilaris is not connected to any serious disease or ill health and for most sufferers the condition subsides in adulthood.
The exact cause of keratosis pilaris is unknown but a genetic origin is likely as it has a tendency to run in families.
Signs and Symptoms
Keratosis pilaris causes numerous small bumps about the size of a grain of sand. These feel rough and look like permanent goosebumps. The bumps may be skin coloured, red or brown. Often a small coiled hair is noticeable within the bump.
The outer aspect of the upper arm is the area most commonly affected by the condition but it can also affect the thighs, face and buttocks and, less commonly, the forearms and upper back.
Keratosis pilaris is thought to be a disorder of the keratin cells (the sticky cells that line the hair follicle). Instead of exfoliating, these cells build up around the hair follicle.
The condition is usually more severe in winter and during periods of low humidity.
There is no cure for keratosis pilaris but it can be effectively controlled. Treatment options include:
Moisturising creams to soften the skin - creams that contain urea, salicytic acid and alphahydroxy acids may be most effective. Prescription creams or gels containing retinoids. However, these are not suitable for young children and pregnant women. Pulse dye laser - this may reduce the redness but not the roughness. Laser assisted hair removal. Exfoliating with pumice stone or a loofah. Using non-soap cleansers.
Post by meaniepants on Feb 3, 2012 22:50:29 GMT -5
Ahh thanks. I will talk to her doctor about it we go on the 16th. We have used the same soap & detergent for along time. She's never has any allergic reactions to anything. I have started experimenting with leave in conditioners on her hair but her scalp is fine.
it kind of comes and goes. winter time its more noticeable because the skin gets dry with the lack of moisture in the air plus the drying effects of home heating.
my skin is complete crap out here cuz we've had to use the heat since september. dandruff too, gross, and nothing was helping. last week i went and bought the johnsons moisturizing baby wash and use it on my hair and body......the difference was amazing and almost immediate.
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I'll have to try that. I'm scared Im going to ruin my hair color if I branch out too much but I need my color done again anyways. I swear when I get color done it burns the first few layers of skin off anyways so I don't have to worry about dandruff for a while anyways. lol