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#11685 - 04/26/06 01:57 AM skipping the bath?!
Evan's Mommy Offline

Registered: 08/11/05
Posts: 165
Loc: Portland, ME 04106
Hi All..

We recently took a mini 3-day vacation and while we were dilligent about keep Evan's skin moisturized (he is a 10mo with Palmar plantar EHK), we were a bit more relaxed about his baths. He went swimming in a pool on Wed PM and then we did not do the bath routine again until Saturday morning. We did moisturize him in the morning & evening. He gets Ulta Healing Curel on most of his body, olive oil in the groin area and Aquaphor on his hands and feet. Dare I say it but his skin seemed slightly better than usual. It was much less red and he definitely had fewer blisters.

Any thoughts or experience would be gretly appreciated.


#11686 - 04/26/06 12:55 PM Re: skipping the bath?!
Hearsay Offline


Registered: 01/16/04
Posts: 1449
Loc: Richmond, VA, USA
With our version of EHK, skipping a bath means misery - itchy, dry skin, flaking, and a keratin/bacteria smell. Nathan (3) usually starts scratching himself until he bleeds.

On the other hand, the days when we skip a bath means that the next day's bath is REALLY productive in getting excess skin off.

We have ichthyosis-en-confetti. It's a full-body EHK that doesn't blister except in infants.
Ichthyosis-en-Confetti Type 2
Husband, Nathan - 10, Elliot - 7, Oliver - 4, all affected.
I also have an unaffected daughter, age 8.

email: jennifer at confettiskin dot com
facebook - find me on "ichthyosis mommy spot" or "friends of ichthyosis"


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