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Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Chicken skin

Munchie has Keratosis Pilaris. A pretty common skin disorder. Not something that bothers her much. She just looks so uncomfortable with it. Any suggestions on how to improve her baby skin! I don't want to do anything non-natural. She has it on her cheeks(both sets), thighs and arms. I am sure I gave it to her, as I have it too. Her chicken skin is on the extreme side!

9 comments:

cici said...

Poor baby...."Aveeno bath" helps to soothe and keep her as cool as possible. Good luck!

Sally said...

Use a cream for really, really dry skin. I have this on my upper arms and use a cream with urea in it. Don't worry - it's not the human kind. It sluffs off the bumpy skin and leaves the skin baby soft. Here is the link to where I buy it. http://www.sweenstore.com/atractain.html
It seems pricey but a little goes a long way and it totally works.

The Snell Family said...

I use a dandruff shampoo on my skin, seems crazy but it works really good, takes away any itchy too. You can also make a olive oil and sugar scrub and exfoliate once a week. Good luck!

Wendy said...

My son had this on both arms. Our doctor said to use baby wash and one of those poofy things and that it would gently exfoliate the skin. It did make a difference once we started doing that each bath. We were very gentle and he didn't mind a bit.

Quinney Family said...

Preston has this very same thing. After spending WAY TOO much on dr. visits and creams etc... here is what he does. He showers with Aveeno body wash, the dye free scent free one and uses the same brand of lotion (dye free scent free) We wash all our clothes in a detergent I make, or ALL free and clear. It has not color dyes or perfumes. Also his favorite thing to use is CLEAR SKIN from doTERRA ask your sister about it. IT is amazing. As he is in his teen years now looks are important. He uses it at night and it drastically reduces the 'chicken skin' my morning. Good Luck with it :)

haley mains said...

What has worked well for us was dowsing our daughter skin in vasaline. She had it on her cheeks, thighs, and arms.

haley mains said...

What has worked well for us was dowsing our daughter skin in vasaline. She had it on her cheeks, thighs, and arms.

Heylie du Plessis said...

I realize this blog entry was a few years ago but wanted to ask if you found anything that helped your little girl? My baby is 1 and has this bad on her face. I'm so desperate:(

Heart Mommy said...

We tried most of the suggestions above and haven't found anything that works. Someone suggested having her tested for a gluten intolerance, and someone else suggested it was dairy and others say sodium. At six she has it in her eyebrows and on her ears, those are some of the crazy places it has shown up. Keep me posted if you find anything.