A 26-year-old member asked:

I have a skin disorder called itchyosis, what are the best treatments for severe dry skin like this. any prescription stuff available?

1 doctor answer8 doctors weighed in
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 keep the skin moisturized 2. To remove the scales. Common prescriptions which accomplish one or both approaches include retinoids, urea, alpha/beta hydroxy acids and others. Recommend to see dermatologist to determine best treatment strategy for you.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 73-year-old male asked about a 73-year-old male:
Skin is very dry as Im taking chemo pills. What would be the best cream to help moisturize and wont interfere with treatment ?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old male asked about a 30-year-old female:
What is the best treatment for the skin disease rosacea. And if i can get name of cream.
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 31-year-old male asked:
What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Oct 23, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.