While we were at the conference, Mary Williams did a talk about transdermal water loss. They did a preliminary study on 10 ichthyosis kids that were about 5th percentile for height/weight. Basically, what they found is that those kids lost about 7 times as much water through the skin than people with normal skin do.
I have to wonder if the constipation comes from being dehydrated? We haven't had the problem ourselves, but then again, our son drinks fluid by the gallon (as does Daddy - both have ichthyosis-en-confetti).
I hope someone else has more ideas.
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"