Experts Recommend Moisturizers With Lactic Acid to Manage Their Dry Skin Associated With Keratosis Pilaris

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News
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MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 10 A leading expert, Dr. Alan Fleischer, professor and chair of the department of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, recommends using a moisturizer with lactic acid, like AmLactin(R), to manage the dry skin associated with Keratosis Pilaris (KP). Lactic acid is an effective humectant, or substance that attracts water molecules to the skin to keep it hydrated.

Approximately 40 percent of the world's population has Keratosis Pilaris and it is most obvious during teen years. There is no cure for Keratosis Pilaris.(1,2)

Littleredbumps.com, a website devoted to the management of dry skin associated with Keratosis Pilaris, is brought to you by the AmLactin(R) family of moisturizers and includes tips from Dr. Fleischer on managing KP and dry skin. AmLactin(R) is the No. 1 recommended moisturizer by dermatologists and is available without a prescription.(3) For more information, 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.

SOURCE Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.


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