Opinions on Lac-Hydrin?

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    Opinions on Lac-Hydrin?

    Originally posted by moonshadow

    Hello everyone - I just discovered this fabulous site yesterday after a sickeningly disappointing visit to a dermatologist - she basically blew off the KP I have had since I was 13 (I am now 30) and told me I would have to live with it as there was no cure. As a token gesture, she prescribed Lac-Hydrin lotion for me -- I didn't pick it up yet and I'm glad I waited -- I have read almost all the posts here and in the archives and it seems the overwhelming consensus is that Lac-Hydrin makes the KP worse. Am I right in perceving this from you all? Would anyone actually recommend it?

    I have given up on these pathetic doctors who are minting money off of our disease when we keep going to see them in the hopes of some help, hope, of even just empathy. After reading the posts from you all I have written down a whole list of possible remedies I plan to try -- way better than any of these doctors' empty words!

    So many thanks to all of you -- your words and this site have finally, after 17 years, provided some solace to me in dealing with this frustrating condition. I'll wait to hear back on what everyone thinks about the Lac-Hydrin.

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    Re: Opinions on Lac-Hydrin?

    Originally posted by dana

    I find it slightly amusing that many dermatologists seem to prescribe Lac-Hydrin as their first line of defense in fighting KP even though it seems like the majority of the time it doesn't seem to remedy the KP problem with most people. Certainly wish dermatologists would spend at least a tiny bit of time on a chat site such as this and getting some insights into what does work and what doesn't. I was prescribed Lac-Hydrin at first also. It didn't sting or cause me to peel, but at the same time it didn't improve the KP at all...

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    Originally posted by KS-with-KP

    I personally don't like it, because it "burns/stings" my skin. I was recently prescribed it again when my skin was "peeling". I went to the doctor, and he believed that I'd had an allergic reaction to St.Ives Swiss Vanilla (micro-powered moisture) I'd bought it because it said "Pure vanilla essence and nature's finest moisturizers come together in this creamy blend that soothes and conditions dry skin", and my skin sure is DRY. I thought it sounded like a good moisturizer, but apparently I'm allergic to an ingredient in it. He's not sure which one though. Anyway, I went to fill my prescription thinking I'd give Lac-Hydrin another chance (my doctor said I could combine it with another lotion-Not St.Ives of course-to minimize the burning/stinging I get with AHA's). This time my insurance wouldn't cover it, and they said it'd be something like $83.00 to fill. I said forget it. When I mentioned to my doctor that I'd been diagnosed with KP 12yrs. ago (30 now, as well), and was curious to see if he had any "new" ideas to get rid of it, he laughed too and said I wouldn't get rid of KP, I could use Alpha Hydroxy Acids to help it though. Once again, I was discouraged until finding this site. I hope that seeing things work for others here, I can find something to help me too! I'm reluctant to some ideas though, not knowing what I'm allergic to (I don't ever want to "peel" again-that was the 1st time that had happend to me though). Good luck to you (and me, and EVERYONE else here!) on finding something that works!!! KS-with-KP

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    Re: Opinions on Lac-Hydrin?

    Originally posted by Ellen

    I know exactly what you mean, Doctors can be so arrogant. I know that KP is not a life-threatening disease but neither is acne and both the medical and cosmetic industry fall all over themselves to address acne. I think it would be a great idea to get some experts interested in our cause the Pro-Active Doctors are a good choice. I was also thinking of writing Paula Begoun (not sure I spelled the last name right)she a cosmetics industry watch person who came out with her own line of products.

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    Re: Opinions on Lac-Hydrin?

    Originally posted by Chicky

    The Paula's Choice 2% BHA has improved my KP -- give it a shot.

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    Originally posted by Kim

    I have no idea why Doctors are that way, I went to one Doctor and he kind of laughed when I said I want this to just go away and his reply to me was Well I would like to have hair on head( he was balding. My feelings were hurt and I almost broke down in the room. Maybe we should begin writing letters to those 2 female doctors who came out w/ Proactive Solution. They seem like they have some humanity in them. Sorry about your doc. visit and I know how you feel, we all do. I have good insurence and they would not cover the lac-Hydrin, so I paid for it and it did not a thing for me.

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    Re: Opinions on Lac-Hydrin?

    Originally posted by moonshadow

    Thanks for the support! This was just one of several doctor visits where my KP was relegated to the status of "no big deal." Anyway, I am now pretty sure I want to stay away from the Lac-Hydrin. You all have had so many other and better options that I am going to try some of them. Thanks again!

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    Re: Opinions on Lac-Hydrin?

    Originally posted by Ellen

    Actually, I have. I think the problem is that acne medications contain too little salicytic acid and are not moisturizing enough for most cases of KP, I had better luck with Clean and Clear moisturizer mixed with Aveeno, but I still need a higher concentration of salicytic acid

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    Originally posted by Ellen

    Actually, I have. I think the problem is that acne medications contain too little salicytic acid and are not moisturizing enough for most cases of KP, I had better luck with Clean and Clear moisturizer mixed with Aveeno, but I still need a higher concentration of salicytic acid

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