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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Psoriasis: topicals, phototherapy and systemics like biologic response modifier enbrel (etanercept). Ichthyosis is an autosomal dominantly inherited ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not really: An agent such as lanolin can make you more comfortable. There are lotions with alpha-hydroxy acids that may help. Especially, whether you're a man or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
52 years experience Dermatology
DRY SKIN: Icthyosis, or "fish skin" is a genetic disease where people have very dry, scaling skin. It is not just dry skin from cold weather or from using hars ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hartman
38 years experience Dermatology
Good drug for you: Topical therapies are many and can be very helpful. Soriatane (acitretin) at your dose is usually very safe. National icythyosis association is very ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hartman
38 years experience Dermatology
Less is best: The key to applying ointments after bathing is to use a very small amount and massage it into the skin. Albolene or white vaseline can be massaged spa ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evelyn Anderson
27 years experience Family Medicine
No known cure: for ichthyosis, so the goal of treatment is to manage the condition & includes prescription creams and ointments that contain acids that help cont ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many Options: Ichthyosis ranges from mild to severe, and there are treatments available for whatever type that you have. Two main approaches to treatment are 1. To ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
See dermatology: Over the counter Aquaphor is a good daily choice. Prescription emollient creams are available too, but one should see a doctor for that evaluation.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Salicylic acid: You can try using salicylic acid in petrolatum. Isoretinoids can also help. Mplease be aware that the condition can return after you stop using the me ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: The treatment recommendation requires an evaluation and diagnosis - so it would be difficult to recommend a specific treatment without seeing and exam ... Read More
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