We use the .05% dose on the kids. The way we do it is we wait until the skin has gotten gray and yucky and you can't really scrub it to manage it, then we take a cotton swab and squirt a dab on the end. Then we rub it into the affected area (usually the front of the neck, armpits or behind the knees) and let it dry. After about 4 days, the gray layer starts to look like it is bubbling up. It starts to itch. Within a day or two, it starts to flake off and after 2-5 days of flaking, the skin is completely cleared up and stays beautiful for several weeks, longer if it is maintained.
Some people use it daily or weekly as a maintenance dose on elbows or wherever buildup is a problem. It's really not supposed to be an all-over use, just a topical thing to fix a spot or two.
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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