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Hi doctor I am doing masturbation when I was 14 years old its my habit on that days weekly 2-4 times now I am 30 but I had tried 5 to 6 time sex with girl friend but every time I am in just 5 to 10 second of intercourse now I am getting married in may 2019 I am very stressed what to do please suggest. I am also living in single I am not taking food properly due to not interested to cook food. And not taking breakfast also.
Acidity is a term used for a set of symptoms caused by excess production of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach. The stomach normally secretes hydrochloric acid which is required for the breakdown and digestion of food we eat. Acidity causes symptoms like dyspepsia, heartburn, gastric inflammation and ulcers in the stomach. Acidity is generally a consequence of several external factors like eating habits, fad diets, stress, smoking and alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity, irregularity in eating pattern.
The incidence of acidity is higher in countries where individuals eat more of non-vegetarian, oily and spicy foods. Certain medications like non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's)also predisposes individuals to gastric acidity. People suffering from acidity feel a burning sensation after eating a meal. Sour belching is also commonly seen. Sometimes, constipation and indigestion is also seen in people having acidity. Acidity can be treated by making changes in eating and lifestyle habits. This section offers some really good home remedies for acidity which you can try.
Our stomach produces gastric acids to aid digestion. But, their corrosive effects are neutralised by the production of natural bicarbonate and prostaglandins secreted in the mucous lining. When the production of these chemicals is interrupted then it leads to damaged stomach lining which causes acidity.
2. Consumption of spicy and non-vegetarian foods
3. Smoking and alcohol
5. Medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Read more about why acidity is rising among youngsters.
The common signs and symptoms that you might experience are -
1. Burning in the stomach
2. Burning in the throat
6. Sour taste
Here are 10 home remedies for acidity that actually work -
• Bananas: one daily (or 2 elaichi kela)
• Cold milk: one glass a day especially in the morning
• Saunf or aniseed, flax seeds: one tsp each 2-3 times a day
• Jeera powder, asaefotida, ajwain: half teaspoon in a glass of buttermilk
• Clove: one-two in a day. Hold it between teeth and just press it.
• Elaichi: a pinch at least 2-3 times a week. It truly helps.
• Ginger: one inch in whole day in summers and 2 inces consumption in a day in winters.
• Amla: one pint Patanjali amala juice
Acidity can be prevented by the following methods:
1. Don’t consume spicy food
2. Eat more fruits and vegetables
3. Eat small, regular meals
4. Consume your last meal at least a few hours before sleeping
5. Chew tulsi leaves, cloves, saunf, etc.
6. Avoid medications like NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and steroids
7. Reduce stress
HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR ACIDITY,GASES AND DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS
Nux Vomica: Best Homeopathic remedy for stomach problems Homeopathic medicine Nux Vomica is of great help in the treatment of various stomach problems. It is the best Homeopathic remedy for heartburn that occurs after taking coffee, spicy food or alcoholic drinks. Nux Vomica is also the ideal Homeopathic treatment for constipation. For using this medicine for constipation, the prominent indicating symptom is the constant urge to pass stool or poop but the stool is insufficient and unsatisfactory. Homeopathic medicine Nux Vomicais also used to relieve the heaviness and sensation of weight in the stomach after eating.
Pulsatilla: Top Homeopathic remedy for gastric problems after eating fatty food Pulsatilla is the best Homeopathic medicine to deal with the gastric problems that arise as a result of consuming fatty food like pastries, ice creams, ghee and butter. Most of the patients requiring this medicine have a complete absence of thirst. Homeopathic medicine Pulsatilla can also be used for treatment of loose stools. The prominent symptom to use this medicine in case of loose stools is the changing nature of stool every time it is passed. Chilliness also accompanies loose stool.
China: Homeopathic medicine for letting out gas from bloated abdomen China is the most efficient Homeopathic medicine to relieve the bloated abdomen where the whole abdomen is full of gas. The gas may also cause severe pain in the abdomen. China is also the ideal Homeopathic remedy for diarrhoea with extreme weakness. Diarrhoea consequent to eating fruits can be very efficiently treated with this Homeopathic medicine.
Arsenic Album: Top Homeopathic medicine for gastric trouble after food poisoning Arsenic Album is the best Homeopathic medicine for gastric troubles that occur as a result of food poisoning. The patients requiring the Homeopathic treatment of Arsenic Album have the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, loose stool and stomach pain. These complaints get worse after eating or drinking anything. The patient also feels an extreme burning sensation in stomach.
Lycopodium: Homeopathic medicine for stomach feeling full after eating very little Homeopathic medicine Lycopodium is an ideal remedy when the stomach feels full and there is a distention of abdomen even after eating very little. There is rolling of gas in stomach with burps that cause burning in the throat. Lycopodium is even the Homeopathic cure for acidity due to intake of farinaceous (starchy) and flatulent food.
The patients requiring this Homeopathic medicine at times also show a craving for hot drinks.
Dementia is a general classification of a brain disease that causes a long haul and frequently steady abatement in the capacity to think and recall that is sufficiently incredible to influence a man's everyday functioning. Other normal manifestations incorporate passionate issues, issues with dialect, and a lessening in motivation. An individual's awareness is not influenced. The most common example of dementia is the Alzheimer's disease.
Physiotherapy for Dementia:
A patient with dementia can benefit from physiotherapy regardless of the possibility that the patient can't perceive their own family. Physiotherapy, notwithstanding, can be of good advantage to the individual who has dementia and also their family and parental figures at different stages. The principle explanation behind this is that recovery administrations can help the dementia patient to be as utilitarian as would be prudent for whatever length of time that is conceivable. Here are 5 ways physiotherapy benefits an Alzheimer's patient:
- Physiotherapy can keep up the Alzheimer's patient's freedom and mobility as much as one could expect reasonably. A physiotherapist can outline a home activity program and work intimately with relatives to administer to the Alzheimer's patient.
- Physiotherapists, as independent experts, embrace much detailed, separately custom-made appraisals of the disorders, action confinements and restrictions imposed upon individuals with dementia.
- The caretakers of individuals with dementia regularly show weakness when contrasted with their same aged companions. Physiotherapy helps with diminishing the weight of consideration by instructing caregivers to provide encouragement and upliftment to individuals with dementia.
- Patients with dementia are always at a risk of falling down and hurting themselves. Poor balance accounts for the danger of falls. This can be worked upon and improved by physiotherapy driven exercises. Exercise can have a huge and positive effect on behavioral and mental indications of dementia, enhancing psychological capacity and mindset, which can decrease the doses of strong medicines. Special exercise routines are assigned to the patients which help improve their body balance while walking.
- Physiotherapy has crucial influence in advancing and keeping up portability of individuals with dementia. It assumes a basic part in the end of life consideration by overseeing situations, seating and complicated muscle contracture. Individuals with dementia regularly experience issues in communicating pain. Pain influences cognizance, inspiration and reaction to any intervention. Physiotherapists are specialists in recognizing and treating pain in dementia patients and give training to care home staff and caregivers of the patients.
Physiotherapy is very important for dementia patients. Regular physiotherapy sessions are beneficial for patients for improvement in condition.
I have been having chronic diarrhea for the past 4 months. It all started after an episode of food poisoning for which I completed a full course of antibiotic and anti amoebic medication. After that episode I gradually acquired intolerance to many food stuff, the main culprit being milk and dairy related products. Others include oily foods and few others less significant. I also have foul smelling flatulence. My major concern now is that. I am having bloating everyday I have immediately urgency to use the restroom the moment I eat some food that doesn't suit my body. And pain in stomach after eating food. In between these espidoes I have significant constipation causing me to pass hard stools. Consistency of stools is high in mucus and high in fluids and quite yellow and not well formed. And foul smelling.
Hello sir I am suffering from lipoma whole body and my weight is 86 kg day by day lipoma is growing in my body so which homeopathic medicine is suitable for me.
HI, I sometimes have to go for latrine and there is white fluid that comes out of penis. Is that normal?
This condition occurs when a part of the intestine moves into the abdominal region. It can enter the abdominal muscles when there is a weak spot in this region. Even though this is not a serious condition in many cases, it causes a lot of pain especially when you are involved in strenuous activity. Even small bending or coughing can cause pain in many cases. Going for a surgery is the best option as it can cure the problem completely.
Types of Inguinal Hernia
- Direct Inguinal Hernia: This happens usually to adults and the chances increases as they age. The main reason for this condition in old age is the weakness in the abdominal region. It is common at this stage and it can get complicated with obesity and other illness. Most adults suffering from inguinal hernia have this type of condition and it can be easily cured with the help of surgery.
- Indirect Inguinal Hernia: This is prevalent more among children and you will notice it usually in the case of the premature birth of the baby. The inguinal canal sometimes gets closed in this situation and it leads to hernia. Some people will have this tendency and they may develop this condition even after many years as they get old and it is commonly found in males.
- Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia: Sometimes, the tissue can get stuck in the groin region and cause a lot of pain and lead to this condition. It cannot be pushed inside as with the normal case and surgery is the only option left to handle this condition.
- Strangulated Inguinal Hernia: When the hernia is very severe, it can get strangulated and blood supply to the intestine can get cut off completely leading to various complications. In this situation, emergency surgery is needed to control the condition.
Symptoms of Inguinal Hernia
- It is very common to see a bulge near the pubic bone region. This will be clearly visible when the person is standing and doctors can easily notice them when the patient is coughing.
- It can be painful in most conditions and some people even experience a burning sensation in the pubic region.
- Patients suffering from Inguinal hernia always have a lot of pain when they are bending or lifting heavy objects that put a strain on the groin region.
- The groin region will also have constant pressure due to the bulging of intestine muscles and it feels heavy most of the time.
- In some cases, people may also experience pain around the testicles and it can also swell when the size of the hernia is big.
- Even children can get affected with this condition and you need to watch out for the symptoms carefully in very young children. It will be obvious when they are crying or having bowel movements and you should immediately approach your doctors about the bulging muscles in the groin region.
Causes of Inguinal Hernia
- Some people naturally have a weak abdominal region and this can easily affect them in the future. These people are more prone to getting hernia in future.
- Apart from that, increased pressure in the abdominal region can also lead to this condition in the long run. This usually happens when people strain too much during bowel movements or urination.
- When the additional pressure is felt on the weak spot in the abdominal region, it can easily give away and the muscles will allow the intestine to get inside and cause complications.
- When you are involved in the sudden strenuous activity, the abdominal wall can give in to the pressure and cause hernia.
- In some cases, women tend to get hernia during pregnancy as the abdominal muscles will be very weak during this stage.
- Apart from that, people suffering from a chronic cough are likely to develop hernia when they have a weak abdominal wall.
- In many people, the risk of getting inguinal hernia increases with age as the abdominal muscles lose their strength in this stage.
- This is also common in people who have undergone abdominal surgery in the past and the muscles will be under pressure in this situation.
- Along with these factors, family history also plays a major role and the chances of getting inguinal hernia increases by a huge margin when someone in your family has this problem.
- For some reasons, men are more likely to develop hernia than women. The problem can also occur due to excessive smoking and alcohol consumption. Excessive drinking can lead to constipation in some cases and this puts pressure on the abdominal wall while having bowel movements.
- When you are overweight, the abdominal muscles will lose strength and you are likely to develop hernia at a later stage in life.
Diagnosis of Inguinal Hernia
- Physical examination: When you are experiencing pain in the groin region, you should never neglect the issue and always approach your doctor. It can be easily detected by way of physical examination in most cases. The area bugles out when you are coughing and this gives a clear indication about the hernia. If it pushes back to its original position when you are lying down, it is not severe and further tests are needed to ascertain the condition. When the pain is severe and the hernia cannot be pushed back, you need to be concerned as this is an emergency situation and immediate surgery may be required as it can cut off the blood supply to the intestine when it is not treated in time.
- Imaging Tests: In some cases, the symptoms may not be very severe and imaging tests like an MRI test, an Ultrasound scan may be required to analyze the condition. This gives a clear idea about the condition of hernia and helps doctors take the next step towards curing the problem. In most cases, surgery will give long-term relief from the problem and this is the only solution for many patients.
Prevention of Inguinal Hernia
- It may not be possible to prevent hernia completely when you have genetic factors that make you prone to getting this condition. However, by following these guidelines, you can certainly decrease the chances of getting inguinal hernia by a huge margin.
- Control your weight and have a simple exercise regime. This will help you to lose excess weight and remember that obesity increases the chances of getting hernia in future. Apart from that, regular exercise will ensure that your abdominal muscles will be strong and this will avoid the inguinal hernia condition in the future.
- Make sure that you have a healthy diet that can be easily digested and this will put less pressure on the abdominal region. You will notice that eating foods rich in fiber will help you to digest them easily and this avoids constipation. In this way, there is no need to exert too much pressure during bowel movements and you will reduce your chances of getting hernia. It is a good idea to eat lots of fruits and vegetables as they contain natural fiber that aids in digestion.
- When you are involved in strenuous activities, always make it a point to use your knees to the maximum so that it will reduce the pressure on the abdomen region. You can even use some supporting belt around the waist and this will help you to easily lift the weights during your workout session. If possible, try to avoid lifting heavy objects when you are prone to getting inguinal hernia.
- Chronic smoking and alcohol consumption affects digestion and it will also put more pressure on the abdominal region due to excessive coughing. In this way, your vital organs have to work harder to process the food materials and this may lead to weak abdomen muscles in the future.
Treatment for Inguinal Hernia
- Open Hernia Treatment: This method is used in most cases and the groin area is opened through surgery and the hernia is pushed back to its place. After this is done, a synthetic mesh known as hernioplasty is used to cover the weak area and it is stitched properly in this place. The weak opening which led to hernia in the first place is also closed and this completes the treatment for inguinal hernia. A few weeks of rest may be advised by the doctors and you should avoid strenuous activities in this period.
- Laparoscopy Treatment: This procedure is slightly advanced and it involves making a tiny hole in the abdominal region to access the affected area. The surgeon inserts the tube that contains a camera to perform the operation and the weak area is closed properly using this method. This leaves very fewer scars unlike the other procedure and you will not face too much discomfort during the operation. It is also possible to get back to work earlier with this procedure.
Complications of Inguinal Hernia
- Strangulation is the biggest complication of inguinal hernia and this condition happens when the blood supply gets cut off completely. It can even lead to fatal consequences when treatment is not provided at the right time. You need to get timely treatment and surgery is the only option to treat this condition.
- When the hernia is trapped in the abdominal wall, it leads to this condition and it can create many complications. The bowel movement can get severely affected and in extreme cases, it can even get blocked completely leading to various issues. You need to go for a surgery immediately at this stage to avoid further complications.
- When hernia is not treated at the right time, it can expand and create other complications in the surrounding areas. A large hernia is usually painful and it leads to swelling that causes a lot of discomforts. In some cases, patients are not able to stand for a long time as the pressure gets too much in this position. They need to lie down for many hours to get relief from this pain. However, surgery can treat this condition effectively and you will get complete relief from pain in the long run.
Myths about Inguinal Hernia
Myths #1: Lifting heavy weights causes hernia:
This is completely false and lifting heavy weights will not cause inguinal hernia. However, when you already have hernia, it increases the severity and leads to complications when you lift heavy weights on a regular basis. If you are a healthy person without any symptoms of hernia, you can easily lift weights without worrying about this condition.
Myths #2: Women do not get hernia:
It is a myth that only men get hernia as it can even affect women and children. However, the majority of patients are male and only a few women get affected due to inguinal hernia. For this reason, you should not assume that women are immune to this condition and even they can develop hernia, especially in old age.
Myths #3: Hernia cannot reappear:
Many people believe that once you get treated for hernia, it will not reappear and you will be completely immune to this condition. However, this is completely false and hernia can again come back within a few years depending on the overall health condition of the patient. Apart from that, the lifestyle and diet of the patient play a major role in the reappearance of hernia in the future. People who had hernia in childhood are more likely to get it again in old age.
If you notice any pain in the groin area, you should check out if there is any swelling in that region. Remember that it will be more obvious when you are in an upright position and try to cough few times to notice any bulge in that area. When you notice such symptoms and if you feel pain when coughing, you should be aware that it is a symptom of hernia and immediately approach your doctor. Remember that when the hernia gets strangulated, immediate surgery needs to be performed as it can block the blood supply to the intestine and lead to the fatal situation. However, with proper surgery, you can get long-term relief from the problem and maintain a healthy lifestyle will ensure that you will not face such issues in the future.
Keratosis pilaris is a common problem that does not harm your skin. In keratosis pilaris, you get rough, dry patches and small bumps generally on your upper arms, buttocks, thighs, or sometimes cheeks. Sometimes, these bumps can get brown or red in color. In most of the cases, bumps do not itch or hurt. Due to keratosis pilaris, you may have the appearance of chicken skin, goosebumps, or gooseflesh. It can affect any person of any age. This problem is generally noticed in people with atopic dermatitis and dry skin conditions. It is not possible to cure and prevent this skin problem. You can treat this with the help of moisturizers and creams prescribed by your doctor to improve the appearance of your skin. Keratosis pilaris does not harm you in any way or does not worsen your situation, except it can cause you itching. This problem usually increases as you grow older. Many teenagers and children get this problem and it disappears as they grow old. It is not a contagious problem. Keratosis pilaris can get worse if it occurs during winter months or pregnancy.
Keratosis Pilaris Symptoms
Check out the various possible symptoms or signs of keratosis pilaris:
- You may get small painless bumps generally on your upper arms, cheeks, buttocks, or thighs.
- You may notice rough, dry skin at the place of the bumps.
- Symptoms may get worse when seasonal changes lead to low humidity, your skin may get drier.
- Sandpaper-like bumps look similar to gooseflesh.
- Bumps can be of different colors depending on the tone of the skin. They can be white, pink, red, brown, black, or flesh-colored.
- You may have irritable or itchy skin due to keratosis pilaris.
- You may notice slight redness or pinkness around the area of bumps.
Keratosis Pilaris Causes
Keratosis pilaris occurs when keratin builds up. The keratin is a fibrous protein that helps your skin to get protection from infection and harmful substances. The keratin forms a hard, scaly plug due to which there is a blockage in the opening of the hair follicle. Generally, a lot of plugs form, leading to bumpy, rough skin patches. It is not known or clear why keratin builds up. Keratosis pilaris may happen in association with some skin conditions including atopic dermatitis or genetic diseases. This condition may get worse if a person has dry skin.
How is it diagnosed?
Keratosis pilaris is a condition which does not require treatment as it resolves on its own. Your doctor can easily recognize that you have keratosis pilaris by just knowing and looking at your symptoms. Your doctor may ask you if you have a family history of keratosis pilaris as this problem is associated with a genetic component. Your doctor will conduct a physical examination in order to confirm the diagnosis. Since this problem can easily be recognized by an appearance of the affected skin so no laboratory test is required for diagnosing keratosis pilaris. Your doctor may ask you to get a skin biopsy done if your case is extreme or unusual.
It is not possible to prevent keratosis pilaris. You can keep your skin moist to reduce the risk of developing keratosis pilaris. Check out the various ways that will help you to keep your skin in a comfortable state:
- You should not be in the water for a longer period.
- You should use that soap which has added fat or oil.
- You should rub your skin gently to avoid the scratching of bumps.
- You should use warm water for showering and bathing instead of hot water.
- You should use those moisturizers on your skin which are thick.
- You should use a humidifier in your home to add moisture to the air.
Keratosis Pilaris Treatment
It is not possible to cure keratosis pilaris. You can apply moisturizing creams or lotions as it will make your skin feel and look better. You can get a lot of creams and lotions over the counter but if you need stronger versions then you need a prescription from your doctor. There are two types of products that are generally used to improve the condition of keratosis pilaris. These products are directly applied on the affected skin. If you really want to see the improvement then you will have to use these products regularly for many weeks. Check out various treatment options available for keratosis pilaris:
- Topical exfoliants: Topical exfoliants are used to eliminate the dead cells from the surface of the skin. These creams have lactic acid, urea, alpha-hydroxy acid, or salicylic acid. The acids which are available in the creams may cause a feeling of slight burning or redness. That is why young children should not use these creams.
- Topical retinoids: Topical retinoids include gels, lotions, and creams which are derived from Vitamin A. These are used to prevent hair follicles from getting plugged. The ingredients which are used in these products are tazarotene (Tazorac and Avage) and tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova, and Avita). But the products of topical retinoids can cause peeling, redness, and irritation in your skin. Those women who are nursing, pregnant or planning to conceive should avoid using topical retinoids.
- Laser treatment: This treatment method is used when a person experiences severe inflammation and redness. It is not a cure for keratosis pilaris. But it can be used when lotions and creams do not work properly. In this, a laser is done onto the skin. To get the proper result a person has to undergo various sessions.
It is a cosmetic skin condition so complications are not frequent. Check out various complications associated with keratosis pilaris:
- Permanent scarring: Permanent scarring is a major complication of keratosis pilaris. Though, it happens rarely. It can happen due to inflammation and aggressive treatment methods used.
- Temporary skin discoloration: Temporary skin discoloration is also known as post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. You may notice the temporary skin color changes after the improvement of red, inflamed bumps or after a temporary flare.
- Hyperpigmentation: Sometimes, keratosis pilaris can lead to hyperpigmentation. It can also happen due to after a temporary flare or after the improvement of red, inflamed bumps.
Check out various myths associated with keratosis pilaris:
Myth #1: Applying any lotion can help to reduce the bumps.
Fact: Keratosis pilaris bumps can become worse due to dry skin. Only applying lotion would not help to eliminate the symptoms of keratosis pilaris completely. The bumps can exfoliate by gently using a lotion with chemical exfoliants.
Myth #2: You can treat them with acne medication as they are just pimples.
Fact: Many people misunderstand keratosis pilaris as eczema, psoriasis, or acne. But keratosis pilaris is different from pimples. It is a completely different condition. The treatment method for keratosis pilaris is different from other skin problems. Acne medicines are given to dry pimples. Taking the medicine of acne in keratosis pilaris can make your symptoms even worse.
Myth #3: No treatment options are available for keratosis pilaris.
Fact: It is true that there is no cure for keratosis pilaris but still you can reduce your symptoms or improve the physical appearance of those small bumps. You can see improvement in around 3 weeks after using an exfoliating skin cream or a body scrub while taking shower two times regularly. The best way to manage your keratosis pilaris is using a treatment regimen for keratosis pilaris such as keratosis pilaris elements.
Myth #4: Eating a gluten-free diet can help to cure keratosis pilaris.
Fact: Many people believe that they can cure their keratosis pilaris by removing gluten from your diet. A gluten-free diet will have a very less impact on the keratin production in the hair follicles. Keratosis pilaris occurs due to the overproduction of keratin and not because of the diet.
Myth #5: The problem of keratosis pilaris can be transmitted.
It is a misconception as keratosis pilaris is not a contagious condition. You can get keratosis pilaris by following unsafe sex practices, from someone's cough or sneeze, or by sitting on toilet seats. This problem does not transmit to another person due to a close contact. This problem is closely associated with a genetic component. You may inherit this problem from your grandparents or parents due to heredity. You can have this problem even if your parents or grandparents do not have it.
Keratosis pilaris is a common skin problem that is not contagious means it can not be transmitted through a direct contact. This problem does not harm your skin. A person with keratosis pilaris may notice rough, dry patches and small bumps on the upper arms, buttocks, thighs, or sometimes cheeks. It can occur to any person of any age. Irritable or itchy skin, small painless bumps, rough, dry skin, and slight redness or pinkness around the area of bumps are some of the possible symptoms of keratosis pilaris. If it occurs during the winter season or pregnancy then your symptoms may become worse. You cannot cure and prevent this skin problem.
Due to the buildup of keratin, keratosis pilaris can occur. Though, no one knows why keratin builds up. It may occur in association with some skin conditions including atopic dermatitis or genetic diseases. Generally, people with keratosis pilaris do not need to visit a doctor as this problem goes on its own. It goes away as a person grows older. You must visit a doctor if you experience severe symptoms. Your doctor will conduct a physical examination and will ask you about your symptoms. Your doctor can easily recognize keratosis pilaris by just having a look at the appearance of your affected skin. No diagnostic test is required. In certain cases, your doctor may ask you to get a biopsy done.
You should follow some tips that help you to keep your skin in a comfortable state. You should use a soap which has added fat or oil. You should use warm water for bathing and showering rather than hot water. You should use thick moisturizers on your skin. Topical exfoliants, topical retinoids, and laser treatment are some of the treatment options available for treating patients with keratosis pilaris. Topical exfoliants should be used by children as they may cause redness or a feeling of slight burning. Women who are nursing, pregnant or planning to conceive should avoid using topical retinoids as they may have some side effects. Laser treatment cannot cure your skin problem.
There are some infrequent complications that are associated with keratosis pilaris. Permanent scarring, hyperpigmentation, and temporary skin discoloration or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation are some of the major complications associated with keratosis pilaris. People have many myths or misconceptions about keratosis pilaris. You can treat bumps with acne medication as they are just pimples is one of the common myths. The problem of keratosis pilaris can be transmitted is another common myth.