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Don't Rush the Rash

What do you recommend for keratosis pilaris?



Keratosis pilaris is a harmless, very common rash. Resembling tiny pimples, it occurs when hair follicles become plugged with keratin, a skin protein.

Since the condition is harmless, it doesn't need to be treated. But if you want to try to heal it, I recommend feeding your son a dairy-free diet to eliminate the No. 1 nutritional allergen. I also suggest moisturizing with jojoba oil and using a homeopathic sulfur/zinc cream. A little exfoliation with a slightly rough washcloth or loofah will help too. If none of these treatments works and the rash really bothers you, talk to your pediatrician or a dermatologist, who may recommend a medicinal cream.

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Pediatrician Jay Gordon answers questions about your baby's health.

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