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Dr. Sandra Lee Discusses Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris sounds like a complex skin disease, but this skin condition is more prevalent than you might think.

Want to learn more about why people call keratosis pilaris “chicken skin” and how it can be treated? Watch Dr. Sandra Lee discuss everything you need to know about this common skin condition.




  1. So treat the symptoms and not issue? Many times it’s a sign of gluten sensitivity. So there is a cure for many people.

  2. Hi, I am an esthetician and my client has keratosis pilaris. Her skin appeared as if she were using products that were over drying her skin from using harsh exfoliants so I suggested to keep it moisturized as to not cause other problems. I then started my research on this condition, would you think that perhaps dermaplaning or microdermabrasion would be more effective with improving the bumps?

  3. I have KP almost everywhere on my body. It has gotten worse as I get older, except my face, where it pretty much disappeared. Someone recommended I get a microdermabrasion on my arms, since it is the most noticeble there. Do you think that will help?

  4. My daughter has had keratosis peloris since she was 6 years old and is now 13 soon to be 14. We have tried different topical medications that have not worked. What are our next steps. She is so embarrassed by this.

  5. I don’t know if I have Keratosis Pilaris or Pityrasis Rosea or even Eczema. But I have itchy bumps all over my arms and hands, thighs front and back. I’ve been to the doctors and he said it was pityrasis rosea but my skin didn’t look anything like the pictures I’ve seen on the internet. It looks more like Chicken skin or eczema. It’s even on my fingers. My appointment with the dermatologist is next week Wednesday and I don’t like him. For reals!!! I would have loved to see the other Dermatologist but he’s not taking new patients. My regular dr prescribed me Predisone and it worked but then my bumps came back. I think it’s an immune thing that’s wrong with me or that I’m allergic to some food. I stopped drinking anything with milk, and I think me drinking cappuccinos started it. Or even yogurt, but I’m trying to figure out what I have. So anyways, I hope what ever I have goes away!!!

  6. I have two questions. One is how long after using Retin-A should you see improvement in the skin. And 2, have you seen any improvement using a glycolic acid body wash?

  7. Thank you for this!! I messaged you not too long ago about this condition so was happy to find this on IG today. My son is 6 and he has it. No redness. Just the bumps. Being so young I have to be careful what I use but our local GP recommended Cetaphyl body wash and cream and it’s helped quite a bit. His dad has it and so do his half siblings. Just hope my daughter does not have it (she’s 4).

  8. Could you talk a little about eczema? Especially facial breakouts of eczema, and how to avoid flare ups? Love the information!

  9. Hey! I have keratosis Pilaris and all I do is to exfoliate the area with a pumice each 4 days in the shower with a bit of soap and Then I put moisturizer And that has made it disappear almost completely. Y’all can try! (The first few weeks the skin gets a little scratchy but after small crusts fall, the skin begins to improve noticeably

  10. So interesting how dermatologists know so little about what this is. I have had this my whole life, when I was younger my parents took me to so many dermotologists I was prescribed almost everything Dr. Lee talks about in this video. Nothing worked, some topical agents even made it worse. The thick steroid cream made it worse than ever. The bumps in my arms didn’t start disappearing until I changed my diet. It has everything to do with what you are putting in your body that you might be allergic too. They are hair follicles that are getting clogged from the inside due to the body attempting to expel the “toxins” that the body cannot process. Gluten products and dairy arw what bring my bumps out. Dry brushing and coconut oil have worked best for me.

  11. I don’t like how all of the options for minimizing are basically horrible for you. You don’t need chemical peels or steroids. I dramatically reduced my KP with a gluten free and high fatty acid diet (vitamin A is also very helpful) there is plenty of information out there regarding KP and diet.

  12. Hi, great video thanks. I’d really love to see Dr Peter give some advice as to good skincare practices for children. As a parent I’m not sure the best products to use. My 10 year old regularly gets millia and I’m not sure whether I can do something different? Some advice for parents would be great! Thanks

  13. Hello! My 9yr old has KP, and we first noticed it around 5/6 yrs of age. His Pediatrician told me what it was and suggested OTC creams, but I didn’t want to expose my baby to such harsh chemicals. So I researched some natural remedies and we’ve been using 2 for the last 3 years. His favorite is the baking soda coconut oil scrub. The baking soda exfoliates and the oil moisturizes. He does it 3 times per week before showering and rinses it off. In between we use Aloe Vera! They both work like a charm. The KP is only noticeable when he becomes laxed and forgets to prep his skin. Other than that, those two simple and cheap remedies work!

  14. My ex-husband used to squeeze mine, and kept telling me that it would get rid of them. It hurt like heck and he would not believe that it wouldn’t help. One of the reasons he’s now my ex.

  15. I have a pretty severe case of KP and was diagnosed at a really young age, it does run in my family! All my other family members KP has gone away with age but mine just gets worse the older I get and is spreading. I am currently not able to see a dermatologist regularly due to personal reasons, so what other products do you suggest that are over the counter? I actually messages you recently before myself before I just watched this video, but I still have more questions 🙂

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