Cure Chicken Skin on Armpit
Have you ever experienced a sudden rash on your armpits, with redness accompanied by goose bumps? Though not itchy, the skin appears to be irritable and inflamed…. Well it is just possible that you are suffering from a condition called Chicken Skin. Though you have experienced it on your armpits, these red bumps can appear anywhere on the arms, legs, thighs, buttocks, and almost any part of the body except the palms of the hand and soles of the feet. The medical name for this condition is Keratosis Pilaris or KP and it is very easily curable, provided treatment is given consistently. It tends to affect a good proportion of people in cold climates, and generally more women than men.
You can Cure KP at Home
Don’t Worry : You can easily Get Rid of Keratosis Pilaris using Simple Home Remedies.
KP is a genetic condition and can erupt as a result of accumulation of keratin or dry skin cells, in the follicles of the hairs, thus blocking them and causing the blood vessels under them to dilate and become red and inflamed. This happens in the case of persons whose skin is unable to naturally exfoliate itself.
Treatment is somewhat similar to that given for acne or eczema, and consists of application of creams and lotions over the affected area. Commonly available ones are:
- Retin A which is a Vitamin A acid, the active component being
Tretinoin, which causes the outer layer of the skin to grow more quickly, thus decreasing the chances of keratin accumulatin
- A combination of Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide which acts
- Aristocort – which is a corticosteroid used in the treatment of eczema
All of the above compounds have their advantages and disadvantages. The main disadvantage is that these are all expensive and slow to produce results. On the other hand, there is a home remedy which is more efficacious and consists of a paste of sugar and sour cream, which when gently applied over the armpit before a bath, soothes the skin and at the same time exfoliates it due to the action of lactic acid present in the cream.The area is gently patted dry after bath, and immediately thereafter, vitamin E oil is applied gently over the same area so as to act as a moisturizer. Coconut oil works equally well in this respect. A good idea is to include fish and nuts in the diet; the omega 3 fatty acids present in these foods, prevents excess formation of keratin, thus preventing the condition. Whatever treatment is followed, should be done regularly for best results.
Professional Natural Treatment at Home
You can read Testimonials posted by ex- KP sufferers & learn how they successfully treated Keratosis Pilaris using home remedies & natural methods featured in ” Living With KP E-book” (Available for Download).