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Cure For Ichthyosis
ICHTHYOSIS TYPES: This means "fish skin." dry, thick, scaly, or flaky skin. The various kinds include ichthyosis vulgaris, the most common kind. Others are lamellar ichthyosis, x-linked ichthyosis, bullous ichthyosis, congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, and others. Do see a dermatologist if you think you or a family member has it. ...Read more
One per million: Incidence figures are only best guesses, because all of these diseases are relatively rare. This number is the likelihood of seeing a particular form of ichthyosis in a given number of live births. If no number is given, the incidence is probably lower than one per million. ...Read more
See your doctor: He/she will be able to make that diagnosis. ...Read more
Very rare: I would bet that doctors have rarely if ever seen this. ...Read more
Steroid sulfatase :
Deficiency.Manifests with dry, scaly skin and is due to deletions or mutations in the sts gene. Xli can also occur in the context of larger deletions causing contiguous gene syndromes. Treatment is largely aimed at alleviating the skin symptoms.
Corneal opacities, cryptorchidism and mental retardation have reported. ...Read more
No cure for it: Ichthyosis is a heterogeneous family of at least 28 generalized, mostly genetic skin disorders. All types of ichthyosis have dry, thickened, scaly or flaky skin. In many types there is cracked skin. Which is said to resemble the scales on a fish.There's no known cure for ichthyosis, so the goal of treatment is to manage the condition. Some time they have eye involments. ...Read more
The worst form: The features of the sufferers are severe cranial and facial deformities. The ears may be very poorly developed or absent, also the nose. The eyelids are severely everted , which leaves the eyes and the area around them very susceptible to infection. They often bleed upon birth. The lips, pulled by the dry skin, are fixed into a wide grimace .Arms, feet, and fingers are almost always deformed ...Read more
the above link is to a pretty good site that can explain this far better than i can in just 400 characters. I hope this helps you understand this rare condition. ...Read more
Harlequin ichytosis: This is a rare genetic disease which used to be a fatal disease. Today however, retinoids have been used with some degree of success. There is a national organization you can contact.Also you or your doctor can contact the national institute of health who may have a ongoing study on the disease. ...Read more
Genetic mutation: This is the most severe form of icthyosis, and is caused by a mutation in abca12 gene. ...Read more
Severe, congenital: The most severe form of congenital ichthyosis, causing severe thickening of the stratum corneum (topmost layer), which then fractures into inflexible diamond-shaped plates of skin. Associated deformities involving the eyelids, ears, nose, mouth, and genitalia may be seen. Recent advances in treatment have led to survival to adulthood for some patients. ...Read more
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
Possibly: Some blood banks consider icthyosis an autoimmune disease and will not accept your blood. Some banks will not accept your blood if you are on accutane, and varying other medications. I disagree with the autoimmune designation so i would suggest checking out your local blood banks policies as these can vary. Theoretically you should be able to donate blood if you meet certain criteria. ...Read more
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
Dear all, it is to clear a skin problem named ichthyosis is it curable for 20year female who is having it from her childhood...Please advice me, ....?
Many kinds.: There are many varieties of ichthyosis, which is an inherited skin disease. It is not curable, but many kinds are controllable with creams and emollient oils, and in some cases drugs called retinoids. You should be followed by a dermatologist, not only to find out which type you have and receive the proper treatment, but because some types have underlying medical problems associated with them. ...Read more
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
I am a ichthyosis(skin) patient. Long term shoulders and neck painin recent year. I don't know any relationsjip between them. What can I do?
Doctor can evaluate: There are many possible causes of pain in the neck. A doctor can evaluate to figure it out. There could be a muscle strain or spasm, inflammation in the joints or tendons, nerve pain from the spine or on the skin, an outbreak of shingles, etc... If a person is older or otherwise at risk for cancers, the doctor will look for tumors as well. Young people more often have muscle spasms or strains. ...Read more
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
The eyelids...: The eyelids of these children often are rolled out and pulled away for the eyes. This exposes the inside surface of the eyelids which is very vascular and causes the eyes to be exposed and become irritated. In addition, the eyes can often bleed. It is a very difficult situation. ...Read more
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
I have acquired ichthyosis on my breasts&back. Also, I've had night sweats, fatigue, a cough, & my neck is swollen on the right side. What's going on?
?????????????: This is a genetic disorder of the skin. Those with it can benefit from a variety of treatments that are modified based on the type of Ichthyosis they have.When you make a request but provide no history/or clear question there is little we can offer. You are welcome to start over.Your questions are never linked & we cannot see uploads.All questions go out at random to the site. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have two daughters. Both have ichthiosis. I want to know if any other child i may have will also have this or not. Will IVF help? Or any other way?
IVF with PGD: If we can identify the gene involved in the icthyosis by testing your daughters and some family members, then ivf with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (pgd)can be used to avoid having another affected child. We perform genetic testing of your embryos before transferring embryos back into your uterus. ...Read more