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What Is Keratosis Pilaris (KP)?
Date:7/27/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- KP is a genetic skin condition that affects 40 percent of the world's population, often resulting in patches of dry skin, and little red bumps, on the arms and legs. KP is most prevalent in the teenage years but may continue throughout adulthood. There is no cure for Keratosis Pilaris.(1, 2)

Dr. Alan B. Fleischer, professor and chair of the department of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, recommends keeping skin moisturized to help manage the dry skin associated with KP by using products containing lactic acid, such as AmLactin(R) or AmLactin XL(R).

Littleredbumps.com, a website devoted to the management of the dry skin associated with Keratosis Pilaris, is brought to you by the AmLactin(R) family of moisturizers. AmLactin(R) is the #1 recommended moisturizer by dermatologists and is available without a prescription.(3) For more information and to download valuable coupons visit www.littleredbumps.com.

About Keratosis Pilaris and littleredbumps.com

There is no cure for Keratosis Pilaris (KP) and the cause remains unknown, however it tends to run in families.(2) People with KP may experience flesh-colored or red bumps around hair follicles on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and cheeks, extremely dry skin and, in some cases, itching.(1,2) It is important to be aware that other medical conditions can mimic KP, so people with these symptoms should visit a doctor to confirm a diagnosis.

Littleredbumps.com and The AmLactin(R) family of moisturizers are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition. Some skin conditions may be worsened by moisturizers, so people should always follow their doctor's skin care recommendations.

AmLactin(R)

The AmLactin(R) family of moisturizers are the number one dermatologist and podiatrist recommended brand of moisturizers (1,3,4) and are readily available without a prescription at fine retailers nationwide and online. For more information, visit www.amlactin.com.

Upsher-Smith

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. is a rapidly-growing pharmaceutical company that manufactures and markets both prescription and consumer products. Upsher-Smith prides itself on providing safe, effective and economical therapies to the ever-challenged healthcare environment. For more information, visit www.upsher-smith.com.

(1) www.aad.org/public/publications/pamphlets/skin_dry.html

(2) Nili, A. Keratosis pilaris. September 2008. http://www.emedicine.medscape.com

(3) Rough, Dry skin: most recommended moisturizing product. Omnibus Study. Dermatology Times. 2008.

(4) Kloos Donoghue S. Podiatry management annual practice survey. Podiatry Management. February 2009.


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