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What the best treatment for autoimmun deseas like ichtyosis or psoriasis?

What the best treatment for autoimmun deseas like ichtyosis or psoriasis?

See below: Psoriasis: topicals, phototherapy and systemics like biologic response modifier enbrel (etanercept). Ichthyosis is an autosomal dominantly inherited condition. Treatment includes: prescribing specialized creams or ointments to help moisturize the skin, get rid of dead skin and help control inflammation and itching. Ingredients: Lactic Acid or other Alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids.

Dr. Christopher Scott
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Ichthyosis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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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.

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I hv x-linked icthyosis lower leg, which is not responding much to treatment I take. Can I use salicylic acid for this. What else (strong tx) can use?

I hv x-linked icthyosis lower leg, which is not responding much to treatment I take. Can I use salicylic acid for this. What else (strong tx) can use?

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 medication.

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I have icthyosis in my lower leg, which is not responding that much to treatment I take. Can I use salicylic acid for this. How can make a lotion with it?

I have icthyosis in my lower leg, which is not responding that much to treatment I take. Can I use salicylic acid for this. How can make a lotion with it?

Dermatologist: The treatment recommendation requires an evaluation and diagnosis - so it would be difficult to recommend a specific treatment without seeing and examining this problem.

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What 's the best treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

What 's the best treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Multidisciplinary: The best treatment is a combination of antipsychotic medications to treat psychotic symptoms and antidepressant medications to improve mood. Group or individual psychotherapy can be helpful in making goals, solving problems, and maintaining relationships. Support and work training may be helpful for work skills, money management, and maintaining independence.

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What’s the best treatment for agoraphobia?

What’s the best treatment for agoraphobia?

Therapy, meds: Agoraphobia, or fear of crowds (literally of the marketplace) is amenable to treatment with psychotherapy and/or medications, including ssris and others. Discuss a referral with your pcp; depending on comfort level, they or a mental health provider can discuss medication options in addition to therapy.

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I'm in pain and I don't know what I should do for the best treatment?

I'm in pain and I don't know what I should do for the best treatment?

Depends: Pain can be for many, many reasons. Start with seeing your primary care and they will help you decide if you need to see a specialist. Rheumatologists, neurologists, orthopedists and interventional pain doctors are just some of the specialties that could help you with your pain.

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What is the best treatment for. Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping.

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture.