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When should I apply corticosteroids for keratosis pilaris?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Ask your family doctor or a dermatologist to explain when you should use corticosteroids for keratosis pilaris. This skin condition produces tiny bumps on the skin. Some people also develop inflamed skin and minor itching. Topical corticosteroids are medications that are applied directly to the skin to relieve itching. Talk to a doctor before using corticosteroids to treat keratosis pilaris.

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