Routine Skin Care for K-T Kids: Twice a Week Bleach Baths

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Bleach baths kill bacteria on our skin and decrease chance infections should we develop breaks in the skin like from lesions, blebs, stasis venous ulcers, or simple cuts. Don’t forget to re-moisturize after taking a bath.  I use a very good product called Absorbase.

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4 thoughts on “Routine Skin Care for K-T Kids: Twice a Week Bleach Baths”

  1. Will (I hope that’s correct ;D!)- I don’t have K-T, but I do have a LARGE amount of illnesses that hover around, in and out of me on a DAILY basis. A couple of them were misdiagnosed for years until I finally was fortunate enough to get an appointment with one of the top 1% (Yes, that’s what his ‘rating’ says on one site!) infectious disease specialists/doctors in the U.S. (Who just happened to have an office close by.). He has me washing my lower legs/feet with Hibiclens and then using Aquaphor as my (daily…more like hourly!) moisturizer. My wound care specialist/dr. prescribed a steroid in ‘classes’ 3-6 (depending on the strength, 0.5-0.025%, which I don’t remember right now…sorry!) for the areas he refered to as having ‘general redness’. So far, so GREAT…it’s ALL working! Just thought I’d pass this along. Take the best of care. -Kandee B.

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    1. Kandee … Will, Bill, Willi, William, all names I respond to. Long story short, I leave the choice up to my friends. Your info is good to know. Thank you. I have a vague memory of K-T folks having the same treatment. I now have regular infections from Strep bacteria, including cellulitis and a compromised lymph node. Getting serious about bacteria that likes to hang around seems like a prudent thing to do. I did bleach washes long ago for very different reasons and without knowledge of these additional benefits. The Bleach Bath for K-T folks was presented at this years K-T Conference and I was glad they brought it to our attention. Homeopathic preventative care works for me. That said, having a prescribed medical treatment as back up is smart too. Good to hear from you.

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  2. I have so many questions that I don’t even know where to begin. You are the first person I have ever found with KT other than my 10 y.o. son. We have a good doctor at Mayo Clinic, but we no longer live in the midwest and have no one local. It is so hard because for years, we had no idea what our son was or was not feeling, and so in many ways we feel clueless. I know acute things that bother him but he is a kid of few words and daily stuff………..it would be so nice to hear it described and explained by an adult. So much of what we do is preventative, but we don’t even really know what we are working to prevent. We don’t have a bigger picture of what challenges he might face down the road. Is your story written out anywhere for me to read as a starting place?

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  3. I have been reading more……….why do you attribute headaches to KT? It was amazing how many of the things you attibuted are common with my son. He sees Dr. Driscoll at Mayo, but he has never felt an invasive venogram was necessary. Caleb has been prescribed compression garments for years by him. We trust him a lot, but your situation raised a question. How do we know if we are helping or hurtng him. We live in CO now, so getting back to MN is a once every year or two event rather than something we can regularly check in about. My son also has stomach pain almost daily, but no one feels there is GI involvement because he doesn’t have any bleeding. I hate watching him suffer and have wondered what route to take next. Like I said, I am full of questions. My son has hypertrophy of one leg and a lot of very rough “hemangiomas” – not true port wine but dark purple and rough. I don’t know if they are blebs, but the skin is very thin and there are bumps and cracks that bleed. That skin has always been VERY tender – we couldn’t rub a towel over it to dry him as a baby. It is exceptionally dry regardless what we do. He has never had an infection, but your story concerns me regarding what the future holds. Sitting for awhile causes his foot to hurt. He very easily sprains his ankle – almost regularly. Despite all of this, most people wouldn’t know he had an issue as long has he had long pants on – he is a normal kid. I just feel like there are a lot of dots that are probably connected but we don’t know how to connect them. Mayo is great, but not easily accessible, and we know more than local docs. All in all, we just go through life as if it is normal, but his 10th year of life as begun to show more issues for him that my gut has told me were harbingers of things to come. Any input or advice would be greatly welcomed.

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