KP & children

BSF and talkhealth are teaming up to offer an online expert clinic on children's skin. Sometimes it's hard to forget that little one's skin can be more sensitive than ours, from nappy rash to cradle cap, youngsters are at risk of skin irritation. This online clinic will give you the perfect opportunity to ask questions about your child's skin that are easy to miss in the GP surgery.

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healthyeating123
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by healthyeating123 on Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:55 pm

KP & children

Hello,

My children both have keratosis pilaris and I know for my own - skin exfoliating and using moisturizer helps - can you exfoliate children's skin as I know it can be more sensitive?

Thank you!

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Dr Mary Sommerlad
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by Dr Mary Sommerlad on Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:14 am

Re: KP & children

Thank you for your question.
Keratosis pilaris is a very common condition that is harmless; most management is around smoothing the feel of the skin for a personal preference rather than to treat/ cure the condition. For this reason, I’d recommend using moisturisers that contain salicylic acid or urea to smooth the skin as physical exfoliating may cause irritation and pigment change in children’s skin.
Dr Mary Sommerlad
Consultant Dermatologist

https://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/c ... -sommerlad

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