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<p>I and a few other moms of newborns have been dealing with what seems to be worsened KP after giving birth. Thread in Life with a Babe <a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1283556/my-skin-condition-8-months-after-childbirth">here</a>. Anyone have any thoughts on cause and ideas to address? Thanks!</p>
 

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<p>There's a thread in Allergies called Keratosis Pilaris, a lot of moms of kids with food intolerances also have KP (not all, but it came up for quite a few).</p>
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<p>Let's see if I can find the thread....</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1034056/keratosis-pilaris">http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1034056/keratosis-pilaris</a></p>
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<p>A lot of different changes have made it improve/go away altogether for different people, it seems like it's different imbalances/deficiencies causing problems in different parts of a couple chemical pathways in peoples' bodies.</p>
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<p>Check out the thread for more thorough discussion but what I remember of it:</p>
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<p>-vitamin A deficiency (for some people that would need to be actual, pre-formed vitamin A from animal foods, not beta-carotene from plants)</p>
<p>-EFA deficiencies, I think mostly omega-3, and certainly pregnancy is very demanding, nutritionally, of DHA</p>
<p>(some people use cod liver oil to address both the above at once)</p>
<p>-magnesium deficiency</p>
<p>-food intolerance (the stress of a food intolerance or other kinds of inflammation can increase demand for various nutrients in people, magnesium is a common one)</p>
<p>-biotin deficiency (again, it's not that people with KP necessarily consume less than their next door neighbor, it's that their bodies have stresses that are increasing the need for biotin--digestive issues are one possibility)</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tanyalynn</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283681/keritosis-pilaris-much-worse-after-pregnancy#post_16095459"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><p>-biotin deficiency (again, it's not that people with KP necessarily consume less than their next door neighbor, it's that their bodies have stresses that are increasing the need for biotin--digestive issues are one possibility)</p>
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<p>this, except I'm not sure whether it's so much a deficiency as it is impaired receptors.  Semantics either way because the point is that people who have this issue require more so they can bypass the sites.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Panserbjorne</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283681/keritosis-pilaris-much-worse-after-pregnancy#post_16097927"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tanyalynn</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283681/keritosis-pilaris-much-worse-after-pregnancy#post_16095459"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><p>-biotin deficiency (again, it's not that people with KP necessarily consume less than their next door neighbor, it's that their bodies have stresses that are increasing the need for biotin--digestive issues are one possibility)</p>
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<p>this, except I'm not sure whether it's so much a deficiency as it is impaired receptors.  Semantics either way because the point is that people who have this issue require more so they can bypass the sites.<br>
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Do you think impaired receptors are a permanent or a temporary situation?  Can fixing another health imbalance correct this, for some or all, or is it permanent?</p>
 

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<p>totally.  two things I'm aware that essentially block receptor sites are antibiotics and heavy metals.  Clearly you can improve excretion and move heavy metals so that would do quite a bit.  And a body that's poised to heal is very likely able to overcome the damage from abx.  So, yes.  I do believe it can improve.  There may be other things I'm not seeing at this point, but that's my answer based on what I know!</p>
 
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