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
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.
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
Chicken Skin -Keratosis Pilaris
by Elizabeth Owens
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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