Keratosis Follicularis

by Sally

I am 65 years old, I have suffered with Keratosis Follicularis since puberty. Up until I was in my mid 30's I was pretty much able to control it but my skin was always still very dry and scaly. I would have only occasional flare-ups which caused redness and itching and sometimes infections. As a teenager any time I had the slightest infection I was put on antibiotics, as a result of that I am either allergic to most of them or I built a tolerance to them. Usually whenever I have any type of infection or illness that requires an antibiotic I use echinacea. When I was in my late thirties I was introduced to a drug and was part of a study program for about three months It was definitely in the beginning of the drug. 5 years later the drug was legalized in the US. It was called Accutane and it seemed to practically cured my condition. I was on it for 8 years. After about 5-6 years it started working against me so I attempted to go off of it. I was to discover that it had broken down my own immune system. It was a catch 22. It no longer was working for me and at the same time I couldn't be without. It took me three years to wean off of it and rebuild my immune system. After that I had more problems with intense itching flare-ups but not as much problems with scaling. I had much on and off itching. I was then introduced to a drug called Soritane, much less toxic than Accutane and it was discovered first for psoriasis. The dosage I was taking was high and after about 5 years I am now taking the lowest dose they make. It has mostly kept my skin with very little scaling but still suffer with so much dryness. About a year ago I started suffering with intense itching and redness on my forehead. I have tried different lotions, but my skin doesn't like change much nor so many chemical ingredients. I have tried different natural creams and lotions in my search to find something that will keep my skin hydrated and stop the intense itching I endure. I have also tried many different prescription creams, but me and my skin like more natural products. Life has been difficult for me as of late due to insane itching which I feel I will be able to get back under control when I can find a cream and/or lotion....please help! Thank you for your time, Sincerely, Sally Raff

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Response to Keratosis Follicularis
by: Nanette from Skin-Remedies.com

Hello Sally,

You certainly have suffered for a long time and I have great compassion for you. But it's time for your skin to get the help it needs! For our website viewers let me first say that Keratosis follicularis, also known as Darier disease, is termed as a genetic skin disorder. This skin condition forms lesions that consist of thickened, rough bumps or plaques that may also be greasy or have a brown or yellow crust and are progressive and may gradually grow bigger or spread. Some individuals may have periods of time when signs improve, but the lesions usually recur.

You mentioned being placed on antibiotics quite frequently as a teen. The word "antibiotic" means "against life" and while this type of drug may kill of bacteria and/or viruses, they often kill off the "good" bacteria that are housed in the bowels thereby weakening the immune system. You also mentioned being prescribed Accutane and Sonitane both of which should never be used for any great length of time due to their toxicity and potential side effects.
Accutane's side effects include weakened immune system, dry lips and mouth, minor swelling of the eyelids or lips, crusty skin, nosebleeds, upset stomach. With Soritane you may experience more redness, itching, increased sensitivity to sunlight, skin scaling, peeling and dry skin, dry eyes, dry mouth, and peeling of the skin of fingers or feet. You are certainly to be commended for seeking out natural remedies to address your symptoms and I am here to help. I would recommend first cleansing with our gentle yet thorough All Over Face & Body Wash followed by an application of our Face & Neck TheraCream twice daily to first help relieve itching and soothe the skin and then adding much needed moisture to your skin layers. Patience and consistency will bring wonderful results.

Please keep me posted on your progress Sally.

Warm Regards,
Nanette

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Keratosis Pilaris

by Bethany
(Schererville, IN)

Hi:
I have been using your products now a year or so. I absolutely love them! My sister in law is 17 years old has very bad keratosis pilaris on the back of her arms and a tiny bit on her face. For her 18th birthday she wants products that will help clear it. Please point me in the right direction.
Thanks,
Bethany Crose

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by: Nanette from Skin-Remedies.com

Hello Bethany,

I am so glad that you love our products and I thank you for sharing that. For our website viewers I will explain that keratosis pilaris is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps or papules on the skin, hence referred to as chicken skin. People suffering from these symptoms find that they most often appear on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), but can also occur on any body part. Excess skin forms around individual hair follicles, creating the characteristic minute, rough, grater-like bumps. I would highly recommend the following products for your sister in law. First cleanse with our All Over Face & Body Wash as this will gently wash away excess debris followed by an application of My Daughter's Hand & Body TheraCream on her arms and our Face & Neck TheraCream on the facial area twice daily. These products not only help to moisturize but also help the skin to keep a healthy balance.

Please keep me posted on your sister in law's progress Bethany.

Warm Regards,

Nanette

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Keratosis Pilaris, Dry Skin, Hair Loss, Excessive Facial And Chest Hair

Hi, Nanette...I have had keratosis pilaris since the age of eight and since I've turned thirty it has become progressively worse. I have it practically all over my body. I think it is because I come from a hairy family??? I also have hair loss and excessive facial, and chest hair. I am a female who is plagued with very low self esteem especially in the summer!!! I feel like a prisoner in my own life with a limited social life, due to the fact that I cant parade around in normal summer clothing, etc...HELP

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by: Nanette From Skin-Remedies.com

Hello,

You've certainly suffered for a long time with Keratosis Pilaris along with hair loss, excessive facial and chest hair. Please take heart and know that, given the proper ingredients, the body has a great propensity towards repair, healing and restoration of balance in our bodily systems. For our website viewers I will explain that Keratosis pilaris is a very common genetic condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps or papules on the skin, hence referred to as chicken skin. Excess skin forms around individual hair follicles, creating the characteristic minute, rough, grater-like bumps. Although these bumps are generally harmless, they can affect a person's self confidence and could reduce a person's quality of lifestyle. Know that hormonal changes or imbalances can also show signs of these symptoms.

I strongly recommend that you first, cleanse old, dry and damaged cells and environmental debris with our FACE & BODY WASH. This is an important step towards removing clogged skin 7 layers deep. Next, to replenish and restore the skin use the following: for the facial area, use our FACE & NECK THERACREAM twice daily. For the hands, arms, legs and torso, use our MY DAUGHTER'S HAND & BODY THERACREAM also twice daily. These creams are formulated with health building nutrients and humectants that will repair skin cells and fill the 7 layers of skin with the moisture it needs to remain supple and strengthened and to restore balance once again.

Internally, as I firmly believe in whole body health/treatment, I would strongly recommend our GREEN POWERHOUSE. This will help to strengthen your entire body, cleanse the blood, aid in detoxifying the bowels and rebuild your immune system.

Please keep me posted on your progress as you begin your new regimen.

Warm Regards,
Nanette

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Chicken Skin -Keratosis Pilaris

by Elizabeth Owens
(Nigeria)

Hello Dear Nanette,

I have had chicken skin disorder for more than ten years now on my bum, elbow and the sides of my thighs. I have used a lot of medication but am always left with more bumps, scares and dark spots which make the sight unpleasant. Please, can you help me? Elizabeth

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by: Nanette from Skin-Remedies.com

Hello Elizabeth,

Chicken skin, medically known as Keratosis Pilaris is quite common and can be quite frustrating too! This condition is caused by excess skin cells that build up around individual hair follicles. Inflammation within each hair follicle can cause pinpoint red or brown polka dots to form beneath each mound of keratin. Unfortunately, Keratosis pilaris affects 4 out of every 10 adults with women slightly more prone.

What most people do not realize is that most medications and steroid creams tend to mask the problem or provide a "temporary" fix which may actually lend itself towards worsening or even spreading the problem. A natural approach is what I recommend for those folks seeking help. I recommend first cleansing with our FACE & BODY WASH which is gentle yet thorough followed by an application of our MY DAUGHTER'S HAND & BODY THERACREAM twice daily to help keep the skin balanced and highly moisturized.

Please keep me posted on your progress Elizabeth.

Warm Regard,
Nanette

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