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"Confetti Skin, Beauty Within" is our blog about ichthyosis and its effect on our lives. Rachel and our three boys are affected with the form of ichthyosis called "icthyosis en confetti, type 2".

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Here's our summary of our best and most important posts of 2012.

Isotretinoin is NOT for Children

Last week, Rachel wrote about the warning labels on the brand of isotretinoin (also known as Accutane and other names) that she’s been taking for the past three months, along with Monkey’s interesting interpretation of what one of the warning graphics meant.

Both Cookie (age 11) and Monkey (age 8) have noticed the improvement in [...]

Retinoids and Ichthyosis: A simple explanation for my 10-year-old

We’ve been meaning to start a series of posts about retinoids, but life and summer vacations and travel some family emergencies and even blog emergencies have gotten in the way of our publication schedule. But since back-to-school season is now underway, perhaps now is a good time to re-launch our discussion about retinoids.

Retinoids: Introduction and Sorting out the Names

When figuring out how to treat severe ichthyosis, the discussion invariably turns to retinoids. And for a variety of reasons, a lot of the lay literature about retinoids is either outdated, too vague to be useful, or too gingerly stepping around some of the potential bad side effects of retinoids.

So on our blog, we’re [...]