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Seeking 03-05-2014 08:21 PM

Keratosis Pilaris (Red bumps on arms)
I have read that keratosis pilaris is caused by excess keratin, and that excess keratin is caused by excess testosterone, and that excess testosterone is caused by eating too many carbs. In other words, too many carbs = keratosis pilaris, those ugly red bumps on the arms.

Anyone on the forums notice if their red bumps go away when they are low carbing?

cprcheetah 03-16-2014 02:58 PM

No difference in my bumps on low carb or not :(

SpikersMom 03-16-2014 04:06 PM

Hi Seeking

I suffered with this condition during my late 20's and early 30's. I saw a doctor who prescribed a very expensive skin cream. It helped some, but I honestly couldn't afford to keep getting it. I remember being ashamed to wear sleeveless shirts cause my arms looked so bad. It faded away slowly, but it was a good couple of years before it did. I didn't low carb until my 40's, so I can't answer your question, but I hope LC helps you!

Yvonnem2000 03-27-2014 10:23 PM

I've had it all my life. Haven't noticed any difference with LC. Plain old lotion and a sugar scrub help a bit.

gardengoddess 04-13-2014 09:43 AM

I use Amlactin 12% lactic acid lotion. Seems to help. I've never noticed a diet related difference.

backseatadventurer 04-13-2014 09:01 PM

I hope this isn't intrusive but are any of you ladies on hormonal birth control or were when this first started? I swear they popped up for me when I started yeaaars ago and have lessened now I'm off.

reptogirl 04-14-2014 01:23 AM

Never been on birth control and I have them, I think a huge chunk of the population does

gardengoddess 04-14-2014 05:53 PM

I've had them since I was young, elementary school age.

backseatadventurer 04-14-2014 08:49 PM

Huh. That's very interesting and thank for the information. I would love to know what causes this.

Reddress 04-15-2014 09:51 AM

I've had this for as long as I can remember - since I was a child. What helps for me is exfoliation, moisturizing creme, and exposure to sunlight. Mine always gets better (not gone, but significantly improved) during the summer months.

shelby'snana 04-15-2014 10:43 AM

When I started LC about 3 yrs ago , it went away completely. :) !

When I eat carbs it's back within a few days..........

Seeking 04-15-2014 02:23 PM

I had KP as far back into childhood as I can recall. LC/HC/BC/no BC nothing changes it.

Crazy Cat 04-15-2014 03:30 PM

I had it on my upper arms and thighs my whole life. When I went LC in 2011 it went away. Even though I can't really say I'm low carb now, the bumps never came back.

Dirty Harriet 04-15-2014 05:33 PM

Had them until my diabetes was controlled. I also used pro-activ when I had them, and it helped.
I also had roseacea and (scalp) hair loss until the diabetes was controlled!

werkn'it 04-17-2014 08:41 AM

My friend has had success controlling her arm bumps using Cera Ve SA Renewing Cream.

greenayed 09-03-2014 05:42 PM

I am so glad you brought this up. I've had KP for decades and never knew what it was like to have smooth arms, until I went LC. I recently "fell off the wagon" and started eating carbs again and guess who came back. Yep, KP and I also noticed my knees and ankles started popping again. So in my opinion, yes, LC helps control KP. At least it did for me and better than any cream or dangerous UV rays.

cfine 09-11-2014 12:19 PM

LC is the only thing that clears mine up.

moonmirror 09-19-2014 01:59 PM

LC cleared my daughter's up. :)

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