A Natural Daily Solution For Relief of Severely Dry, Itchy, Irritated Skin
Name: Evan Fasciano
Birth Date: June 2010
Hometown: Goshen, TX
Use: Management of Ichthyosis Symptoms
Quality of Life Improvement
In June of 2010, Evan was born nine weeks premature at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. He had been diagnosed with Harlequin Ichthyosis 2 days prior using 3-D and 4-D ultrasounds. Evan spent 58 days in the NICU and came home 5 days before his actual due date.
Dealing with Evan’s intense scaling and severely dry skin was very overwhelming when he first came home. Managing his skin took a lot of time and TLC. When we first tried a MicroSilk® tub in March of 2012, we could tell instantly that there was a significant improvement in the management of his skin. The bath gently removes his rapidly reproducing scales, and I don’t have to use additives like I do in a regular baby bath. This is an incredible tool for the management of his skin in conjunction with his regimen of emollients after the bath.
Life with MicroSilk®
Evan is a small boy — at 2 years old he is about the size of a 6-month-old and cannot sit uponhisown. Asaresult,weputhiminababyseatin the bath. He gets two 20-minute MicroSilk® treatments each day. While Evan will never have “normal” skin, MicroSilk® has played a big role in improving his comfort and quality of life. Apart from natural exfoliation and cleansing, I appreciate that MicroSilk® helps us to be a little more “green”. The heat energy created by the tiny bubbles allows us to save on hot water and eliminates the need for the baking soda we add to Evan’s normal baby bath.
Update November 2014
Evan is now a big brother and loves his MicroSilk tub! When I am not with him, it's a challenge to give him a bath, since he is still not 100% stable with his sitting skills. I have a few bath chairs, but I tried putting his baby tub in the MicroSilk® to help him sit. It actually worked out better than I thought! Now he is tall enough to even lay back in the baby tub so he could soak more! Evan is so happy in his favorite bath!