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This issue of skin hydration was recently discussed in the Land of Chat (PRP Facebook Support Group). An effort will be made during PRP Awareness Month (November 1-30, 2020) to harvest the observations of the PRP global community.
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I use three products.￼ VanniCream ointment, Desoximetasone ointment 2.5 % and VanniCream lotion. Please note that the dexamethasone was prescribed and I would definitely check with my dermatologist before I would arbitrarily use it. I also bought 30×30 chucks ￼on Amazon. They are also known as wet pads. They are a quantity of 50 for $35. Well worth it. I also used distilled water a gallon at a time at room temperature so that I don’t shock my system by it being too cold or too hot. This way the temperature stays the same on the chuck for the whole treatment.￼
I pour my water in my container and unfold the chuck and wet it.￼ I wring it out to where it is the consistency of clothes leaving a washing machine. I take the first three and line the bottom of my tub wet side up. I also wet three additional chucks to put over the top of my body and have them on the side until I’m ready to get in the tub￼. I coat my face, armpits and groin with the VanniCream ointment. I then coat the rest of my body with the Desoximetasone.
I carefully get in the tub because the chucks are wet￼￼￼￼￼ and I’m slippery from the ointments. I lay in the tub and take the three extra wet chucks and cover my body tightly. Kind of want to look like a mummy when you’re done. I do have a heater on low just to keep from getting cold.
I sit for one hour in the tub and I cannot explain why but I end up getting super hydrated. When my hour is up, I carefully get out of the tub and pat myself dry.
I may have had exceptional results, but my flaking skin started to improve within two days on my body and about six days on my face. I have very little flaking skin now so I’m not as itchy and I am not cold anymore either.￼￼￼￼￼
I use this technique twice a day.￼ If your tub is not big enough you could use a shower curtain liner on your bed to keep your linens and all from getting wet.
Please just remember to be careful when moving around because you’re wet and slippery and I would definitely talk to my dermatologist before I use this technique to make sure you’re on the right steroid cream for you.
I have included some pictures that I hope makes sense with the description I’ve given you. As we all know, the cures and remedies of this disease is different for everyone. I wish you all the best of luck and I do appreciate being part of this group and everyone sharing so freely.￼