Be really careful about how much you use. My husband uses the least strong dose, usually after his shower. For 3 days, it doesn't look like anything is happening, then all of a sudden everything starts peeling off and itching like mad.
The first time he used it he put it on 4 days in a row because he didn't get a response. Then when it did work, he was totally raw and bleeding. It took EVERYTHING off.
Because of our experiences, we won't be using it on our 3yo until he's a bit older and has cause and effect down pat.
Then again, we don't have straight EHK, so your mileage may vary.
I would say once a day and only a tiny amount. To start, I would try it once only. If nothing happens by 3 days, put it on 2 days in a row, then wait the 3 days. Better to have no effect at first than to overdo it, I think.
[This message has been edited by Hearsay (edited February 19, 2006).]
Ichthyosis-en-Confetti Type 2
Husband, Nathan - 10, Elliot - 7, Oliver - 4, all affected.
I also have an unaffected daughter, age 8.
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