Hi Nikkster and thanks for the reply. Sheesh...I hope I'm doing this right, since it's my first reply.
Anyway, I was told I have ichthyosis by the dermatologist. He never mentioned what kind, but from all I've researched, I'm guessing vulgaris. It doesn't seem to matter what I use(I've tried just about everything) but I do notice that if I don't "prepare" certain areas like the back of my knees, insides of elbows etc with Eucerin before the lachydrin it will leave me burning and itching like crazy. I've heard it gets worse with age because skin dries out as you get older anyway and I am getting close to 50.<gulp>
Originally posted by Nikkster:
No, I've not really had that problem except when my skin is too sensitive from my lotions. Is it possible that the Lachydrin
%12 is too strong? I believe that the Eucerin Plus also contains an alpha-hydroxy acid, which may contribute to the oversensitivity to your skin. The combination of both the Eucerin Plus and Lachydrin %12 may be causing the rawness. Before I go any further, what type of ichthyosis do you have? I have lamellar, and rarely have problems with my skin being raw. Unless, as I mentioned earlier, I exfoliate too much or have used an acidic lotion that was too strong for me. Have you tried using the regular Eucerin with the Lachydrin %12? How long have you had this problem? Maybe you could try reducing your percentage to %10 to see if that helps.