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#16914 - 01/04/07 08:59 PM Re: 18 month old palmar plantar woes
Evan's Mommy Offline
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Registered: 08/11/05
Posts: 165
Loc: Portland, ME 04106
Hi ladies,
I have attached some pics of Evan's feet from the summer. They actually look worse now, I just do not have any recent pics.

[img]http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m170/chefkimberly/evansfeet1.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m170/chefkimberly/evansfeet2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m170/chefkimberly/evansfeet3.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m170/chefkimberly/MayoneChristmas-2006.jpg[/img]


Pauline - thanks so much for your insights, especially on the heel & toe sensitivity. Our little Evan is 18 months old. His balance is OK, I think he is constantly avoiding painful stepping so it throws his balance off.

Best Wishes,
Kimberly

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#16915 - 01/05/07 02:16 AM Re: 18 month old palmar plantar woes
pauline5 Offline
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Registered: 01/06/02
Posts: 913
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Hi Jennifer, Nathan is a very handsome boy...and you can't even tell Elliot has Ich, his hands and feet look so smooth...

Kimberley, Evan's feet are peely just like my skin gets...i am always amazed to see others with skin just the same...and i just want to pick the loose bits off...hehehe,

do you get the loose bits off with a pair of scissors? or do you pull them? MY mum loved chasing me around the house, pulling off my skin, or she would get snip happy with pair of scissors... hehehe

His feet look quite swollen...I suspect that he holds a lot of fluid, try and elevate them sometime,s you will be amazed how much that will minimise blistering...and help reduce the inflammation and hot/red sensation...

I am not surprised he is toppling over, while his feet are swollen, the sole will lose a bit of its flat surface, making it more difficult to walk. My feet are kind of like a rocking horse at the end of the day, when they are swollen and blistered...Most of the time I tend to walk like a penguin hehehe...

His feet look very rounded and hot underneath actually ...

As an adult now, I take one fluid tablet every morning along with antibiotics, and it is amazing how it has reduced my swelling and associated blistering, it has been a lifesaver for me while at University, and the main reason why I decided to take it (on doctor's prescription, they are very aware)

Trying to post picture of my palm, don't have access to others at present, hope this works, never used this photobucket before...not sure what i am doing...here goes

<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p187/pauline5_2007/100_2198.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"></a>

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#16916 - 01/05/07 02:18 AM Re: 18 month old palmar plantar woes
pauline5 Offline
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Registered: 01/06/02
Posts: 913
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
NOPE Trying another method

if unsuccessful, can someone put me in the know please...

[img]http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p187/pauline5_2007/100_2198.jpg[/img]

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#16917 - 01/05/07 02:21 AM Re: 18 month old palmar plantar woes
pauline5 Offline
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Registered: 01/06/02
Posts: 913
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
BINGO....

this one is of my arm, but shows wrist area...all while on Accutane

[img]http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p187/pauline5_2007/100_2199.jpg[/img]

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#16918 - 01/05/07 03:00 AM Re: 18 month old palmar plantar woes
Hearsay Offline


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Registered: 01/16/04
Posts: 1449
Loc: Richmond, VA, USA
This is Hearsay's husband here. When I used the pocket knife to cut away the skin on my feet, I always did it after a long soaking. (In fact, I did it in the tub most of the time.) It was a lot easier to cut through the skin that way -- so I was able to exert more control. If you're too busy trying to apply enough pressure to cut through the skin (when dry), it's easier to slip or misjudge the pressure.

For the dremel, it's much easier for me to do it when the skin is wet/soft, because the heat builds up slower.

On the other hand, I always prefer to use the sandpaper/emory boards while dry. It just doesn't seem to work as well when wet (although Jennifer regularly files Nathan when his hands are wet).

As always, your mileage may vary.

[This message has been edited by Hearsay (edited January 04, 2007).]
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Jennifer
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
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#16919 - 05/21/07 03:29 PM Re: 18 month old palmar plantar woes
babygirlbeach Offline
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Registered: 05/12/05
Posts: 61
Loc: Georgia, United States
My daughter who is 5 has EHK- the palmar planter kind where her hands and feet are mainly affected. She also has the dark scales on her jointed areas mainly the back of her knees. The winter is always such a difficult time with thickness on her hands and feet, dark scales behind her knees, and cracks in her hands and feet. Since it has gotten warmer we have been to my in-laws pool which is salt based rather than chlorine. I have noticed an incredible difference in her skin. The dark scales are disappearing (without scrubbing), and her hands and feet are thinner and softer (without scrubbing). I posted a topic about salt baths yesterday and someone else replied that they too had that same type of result. Anyway, I think I may try a sea salt bath (very small amount) maybe once or twice a week since our neighborhood pool is chlorine. Just a something I thought I'd share [img]http://www.ichthyosis.com/ubb/smile.gif[/img]

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