DD3 (19 months) was recently diagnosed with keratosis pilaris. The Dr. was very unhelpful with suggestions for treating it, except to suggest that consistent, adequate moisturizing would help to keep DD's skin from getting too dry and itchy. The Dr. said she could prescribe a cream (steroidal?) to help, but didn't like doing that for little ones except in extreme situations. I asked her directly if there is anything I can do to help heal it, and she was adamant that it was not curable. She said that it would not likely get worse, and that it would likely clear up when DD gets close to puberty and her skin begins to produce more oils.
So, upon reflection, it seems counter-intuitive to me that this is not curable. Why isn't there something that can be done to at least reduce the redness and bumps? And, it doesn't seem logical to me that it will just go away on its own as DD moves into adolescence. I have the same thing (didn't know that's what it was called, but I've had it for years). I started getting it *when* I went through puberty.
What is the scoop on this? I would love to hear your thoughts, opinions, experiences, etc. with KP. Give me the good, bad, and the ugly.