How to treat Keratosis Pilaris?
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KERATOSIS PILARIS; aka ‘Chicken Skin’.
Keratosis Pilaris is usually a minor deficiency of vitamin A.
Take 5,000 iu of vitamin A (pre-formed Retinol) or a tablespoon
of cod liver oil every day for 90 days.
This is common knowledge and the usual treatment in Europe.
If you are dark skinned, the cod liver oil is better as it contains vitamin D as well as A.
Most dark skinned people in the Northern latitudes are marginally vitamin D deficient,
and D and A are in sync. No improvement will be observed in less than 28 days
as this is time it takes for basal cells to reach the epidermis, the top layer of the skin.
And this needs to occur 3 times for softer skin.
SOURCES: Merck Manual (17th ed.)page 34,' Follicular Hyperkeratosis’:
Upjohn’s vitamin book.
Earl Mindell’ Vitamin Bible 97th ed) page 32-33 is good for those
without a scientific background.
POCKET ATLAS OF DERMATOLOGY BY STEIGLEDER AND MAIBACH PAGE 45.
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