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Any treatment for ichthyosis vulgaris?

Any treatment for ichthyosis vulgaris?

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 a woman, you and those who are special to you may enjoy the distinctive look and feel to your skin. I have a bodybuilder friend who's affected and he enjoys being a "Gator Man". ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Scott
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Ichthyosis (Definition)

Ichthyosis is a skin disorder that leads to dead skin cells accumulating in thick, dry scales on the skin's surface. This is hereditary and can range from mild to severe. Typically ...Read more


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What are the most common symptoms of ichthyosis vulgaris?

What are the most common symptoms of ichthyosis vulgaris?

Usually none: Or simply "dry skin". It's quite common and usually a non-problem. I have a friend who's a bodybuilder and is affected; he enjoys being "Allegator Man." ...Read more

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I have ichthyosis vulgaris. What is the best cream for this?

Test 'em out: Cerave, cetaphil, eucerin, or one of the rx creams like mimyx, hylatopic, or epiceram. Reapply whenever dry & within 5 minutes of bath or shower. ...Read more

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Can having IVF or any other treatment be helpful against ichthyosis?

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 harsh soaps. It can be improved by using certain chemicals on the skin, but cannot be cured and will be passed on to children. Like all other dry skin conditions, it is worse in cooler and dryer climates, and better when it is warm humid areas. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for ichthyosis?

What treatments are available for ichthyosis?

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. ...Read more

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Hello I have congenital ichthyosis and currently taking (soriatane (acitretin) 10mg). Is there a better treatment in the us ?

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 helpful. ...Read more

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Hello I have congenital ichthyosis. I wanna ask if there is a way to take a bath without applying annoying treatment after. Thank you?

Hello I have congenital ichthyosis. I wanna ask if there is a way to take a bath without applying annoying treatment after. Thank you?

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 sparingly without being the least bit greasy. Lotions evaporate and actually make you more dry. Lotions are a water phase and just like licking your lips with saliva, you become more dry. ...Read more

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Hello Doc ! my daughter she is 20 months old she has very dry skin the dermatologist diagnose as ichthyosis. i need proper treatment. Is it possible ?

Hello Doc ! my daughter she is 20 months old she has very dry skin the dermatologist diagnose as ichthyosis. i need proper treatment. Is it possible  ?

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 control scaling and increase skin moisture.The following skin care tips may help: Apply lotions and creams to wet skin to trap in the moisture (within 3 minutes of showering/bathing) Rub gently a pumice stone on wet skin to help remove thickened crusty skin. Brush washed hair to remove scales from scalp. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for scarring from acne vulgaris?

What is the best treatment for scarring from acne vulgaris?

Depends on scar: Treatment for acne scarring depends on the type of scar. Atrophic scarring responds to peeling or fillers. Elevated thick scars need intralesional steroids, pulsed dye laser or fractional co2 laser therapy. Ice pick type scars need punch excision. ...Read more

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Does ozone therapy help in treatment of pemphigus vulgaris?

Does ozone therapy help in treatment of pemphigus vulgaris?

Ozone: Ozone gas/oils topically in mouth may help healing. Ozone blood therapy may be part of the approach to help your immune system behave itself. To try to avoid drugs, you'd need an astute alt med doc / naturopathic doctor with great nutritional training and ozone training. Maybe someone like dr robert rowen. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Ichthyosis Vulgaris (Definition)

Ichthyosis vulgaris is an inherited skin disorder that causes dry, scaly skin. It usually responds well to heavy ...Read more