lactic acid

Posted by: twinmum

lactic acid - 12/01/10 01:01 AM

Hi
just wondering what % lactic acid you all use on your children? We are using 3% but doesnt seem to do anything...
thanks
courtney
Posted by: Samiha

Re: lactic acid - 12/01/10 02:12 AM

what is the age of ur child?5% lactic acid can be used in children
Posted by: twinmum

Re: lactic acid - 12/01/10 03:37 AM

he's only a little one - 4months... i think that's why the derm started at 3%, but i'm curious if it's worth persisting at the level when i dont think it's working. i'd be curious to have some-one describe what i should be looking for - ie do the scales 'disolve' or just come away more quickly or easily?
Posted by: Samiha

Re: lactic acid - 12/01/10 09:37 AM

ur child is too little for 5% lactic i think,'ll u pls tell his derma if he can use 3% lactic mixed with pure glycerin cause my icthyosis friends add glycerin to hold the moisture...
Posted by: KimNL

Re: lactic acid - 12/02/10 02:46 AM

we used 12% starting at about 6 months for Casey
Posted by: KimNL

Re: lactic acid - 12/02/10 02:46 AM

we used 12% starting at about 6 months for Casey
Posted by: twinmum

Re: lactic acid - 12/02/10 03:04 PM

and how did you find it kim? what results did you see?
thanks
Posted by: KimNL

Re: lactic acid - 12/02/10 11:57 PM

It made a difference, for sure. The scales seemed lessened and exfoliating in the bath was easier. Her skin seemed almost "normal" for stretches of time.
Casey's skin condition is quite cyclical - she'll have good stretches and then have a short "bad spell" with a lot of scaling and flaking. But once she is past that, her skin is good.
If you want, you can add me on Facebook and take a look at my pics (there are a lot of them - lol!). Casey's skin is really good right now.
Take care
Kim
Posted by: twinmum

Re: lactic acid - 12/19/10 01:51 PM

Hi Kim, Thanks. I looked you up but there are a lot of you on facebook!!! smile
Harry seems to be cyclical too, the 5% lactic I'm using now doesn't seem to make it easier to expoliate, but he's definately 'softer'. What do you exfoliate with?
Posted by: Samiha

Re: lactic acid - 12/20/10 02:55 AM

if 5% doesn't work increase the amount of strength...i.e.10%
Posted by: Samiha

Re: lactic acid - 12/20/10 03:05 AM

to exfoliate people use shower gloves,cotton washcloth,pumibar,loofah sponge...i knw parents who use baking soda,table salt,dead sea salt..in their kids bathtub
Posted by: Leandra

Re: lactic acid - 02/02/11 07:43 PM

We have used Dermal Therapy with 10% lactic acid since Natalie was an infant. She never seemed to have any discomfort with it, and anything less wouldn't have been potent enough. We used AmLactin with 12% when she was a toddler, and it did sting a bit at times. We haven't used the AmLactin in over a year, however, as it just stopped working. Will try again in a few months as it was very helpful for our daughter's nb-CIE.
Posted by: Mommy2Matteo

Re: lactic acid - 02/06/11 07:29 AM

My son has XLI and his dermatologist prescribed 12% when he was 1-year-old. It works really well and when paired with Auqufor for the rest of his body, the look and feel of his skin is a lot better.
Posted by: Faith

Re: lactic acid - 03/08/11 01:48 AM

Hi Courtney,
My daughter is 19 months old and we have been using a 15% lactic acid cream that was prescribed by her dermatologist from when she was about 12 months old. Before that I was using 5% lactic acid creams and they didnt do anyting at all. I noticed a difference with the 15% straight away and the scales came off very easily but it took her a while to get used to it because she would cry from the stinging - I had to dilute it with moisturiser. It has worked well on her legs and helps to get the scales off but I find her arms and face is still quite scaly. It has definately helped though.
Posted by: SusieL

Re: lactic acid - 07/06/11 05:10 PM

Do you use just straight lactic acid? If so, where do you get it?