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#27195 - 12/01/10 01:01 AM lactic acid
twinmum Offline
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Registered: 10/22/10
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Loc: NSW, Australia
Hi
just wondering what % lactic acid you all use on your children? We are using 3% but doesnt seem to do anything...
thanks
courtney

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#27196 - 12/01/10 02:12 AM Re: lactic acid [Re: twinmum]
Samiha Offline
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Registered: 07/26/09
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Loc: Dhaka,Bangladesh
what is the age of ur child?5% lactic acid can be used in children
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#27199 - 12/01/10 03:37 AM Re: lactic acid [Re: Samiha]
twinmum Offline
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Registered: 10/22/10
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Loc: NSW, Australia
he's only a little one - 4months... i think that's why the derm started at 3%, but i'm curious if it's worth persisting at the level when i dont think it's working. i'd be curious to have some-one describe what i should be looking for - ie do the scales 'disolve' or just come away more quickly or easily?

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#27201 - 12/01/10 09:37 AM Re: lactic acid [Re: twinmum]
Samiha Offline
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Registered: 07/26/09
Posts: 48
Loc: Dhaka,Bangladesh
ur child is too little for 5% lactic i think,'ll u pls tell his derma if he can use 3% lactic mixed with pure glycerin cause my icthyosis friends add glycerin to hold the moisture...
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#27204 - 12/02/10 02:46 AM Re: lactic acid [Re: Samiha]
KimNL Offline
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Registered: 07/31/08
Posts: 146
Loc: Holyrood, NL, Canada
we used 12% starting at about 6 months for Casey
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Mom to Casey born Feb 17/08(?LI/CIE), Sara born Feb 18/06, and Kaitlyn born July 2/03
Casey has been tested positive for a genetic mutation in the ICHTHYIN gene (which is indicative of either LI or CIE)


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#27205 - 12/02/10 02:46 AM Re: lactic acid [Re: Samiha]
KimNL Offline
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Registered: 07/31/08
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Loc: Holyrood, NL, Canada
we used 12% starting at about 6 months for Casey
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Mom to Casey born Feb 17/08(?LI/CIE), Sara born Feb 18/06, and Kaitlyn born July 2/03
Casey has been tested positive for a genetic mutation in the ICHTHYIN gene (which is indicative of either LI or CIE)


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#27208 - 12/02/10 03:04 PM Re: lactic acid [Re: KimNL]
twinmum Offline
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Registered: 10/22/10
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Loc: NSW, Australia
and how did you find it kim? what results did you see?
thanks

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#27209 - 12/02/10 11:57 PM Re: lactic acid [Re: twinmum]
KimNL Offline
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Registered: 07/31/08
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Loc: Holyrood, NL, Canada
It made a difference, for sure. The scales seemed lessened and exfoliating in the bath was easier. Her skin seemed almost "normal" for stretches of time.
Casey's skin condition is quite cyclical - she'll have good stretches and then have a short "bad spell" with a lot of scaling and flaking. But once she is past that, her skin is good.
If you want, you can add me on Facebook and take a look at my pics (there are a lot of them - lol!). Casey's skin is really good right now.
Take care
Kim
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Mom to Casey born Feb 17/08(?LI/CIE), Sara born Feb 18/06, and Kaitlyn born July 2/03
Casey has been tested positive for a genetic mutation in the ICHTHYIN gene (which is indicative of either LI or CIE)


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#27265 - 12/19/10 01:51 PM Re: lactic acid [Re: KimNL]
twinmum Offline
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Registered: 10/22/10
Posts: 42
Loc: NSW, Australia
Hi Kim, Thanks. I looked you up but there are a lot of you on facebook!!! smile
Harry seems to be cyclical too, the 5% lactic I'm using now doesn't seem to make it easier to expoliate, but he's definately 'softer'. What do you exfoliate with?

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#27267 - 12/20/10 02:55 AM Re: lactic acid [Re: twinmum]
Samiha Offline
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Registered: 07/26/09
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Loc: Dhaka,Bangladesh
if 5% doesn't work increase the amount of strength...i.e.10%
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#27268 - 12/20/10 03:05 AM Re: lactic acid [Re: Samiha]
Samiha Offline
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Registered: 07/26/09
Posts: 48
Loc: Dhaka,Bangladesh
to exfoliate people use shower gloves,cotton washcloth,pumibar,loofah sponge...i knw parents who use baking soda,table salt,dead sea salt..in their kids bathtub
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#27384 - 02/02/11 07:43 PM Re: lactic acid [Re: Samiha]
Leandra Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 95
Loc: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
We have used Dermal Therapy with 10% lactic acid since Natalie was an infant. She never seemed to have any discomfort with it, and anything less wouldn't have been potent enough. We used AmLactin with 12% when she was a toddler, and it did sting a bit at times. We haven't used the AmLactin in over a year, however, as it just stopped working. Will try again in a few months as it was very helpful for our daughter's nb-CIE.
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#27397 - 02/06/11 07:29 AM Re: lactic acid [Re: Samiha]
Mommy2Matteo Offline
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Registered: 10/24/08
Posts: 5
Loc: Texas
My son has XLI and his dermatologist prescribed 12% when he was 1-year-old. It works really well and when paired with Auqufor for the rest of his body, the look and feel of his skin is a lot better.
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#27470 - 03/08/11 01:48 AM Re: lactic acid [Re: twinmum]
Faith Offline
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Registered: 03/07/11
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Loc: Australia
Hi Courtney,
My daughter is 19 months old and we have been using a 15% lactic acid cream that was prescribed by her dermatologist from when she was about 12 months old. Before that I was using 5% lactic acid creams and they didnt do anyting at all. I noticed a difference with the 15% straight away and the scales came off very easily but it took her a while to get used to it because she would cry from the stinging - I had to dilute it with moisturiser. It has worked well on her legs and helps to get the scales off but I find her arms and face is still quite scaly. It has definately helped though.

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#27796 - 07/06/11 05:10 PM Re: lactic acid [Re: Samiha]
SusieL Offline
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Registered: 10/17/03
Posts: 51
Loc: Raleigh, NC
Do you use just straight lactic acid? If so, where do you get it?
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Susie

Daughter, Emma born 9/2001 -unaffected
Son, Andrej born 8/2003 - has Lamellar Ichthyosis
Daughter, Tori born 3/2006 - has Lamellar Ichthyosis

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