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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Ichthyosis Vulgaris (Overview)

Ichthyosis vulgaris is an inherited skin disorder that causes dry, scaly skin. It usually responds well to heavy moisturizing creams and ointments.


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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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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Ichthyosis Vulgaris (Overview)

Ichthyosis vulgaris is an inherited skin disorder that causes dry, scaly skin. It usually responds well to heavy moisturizing creams and ointments.


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Im suffering from acne vulgaris. How do I get rid of ugly black heads on my nose?

Im suffering from acne vulgaris. How do I get rid of ugly black heads on my nose?

Retinoic acid: A topical retinoic acid preparation is best for starters if you have a lot of blackheads. Your personal physician can add something else if needed. Best wishes. ...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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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

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What are the chances of getting ichthyosis?

What are the chances of getting ichthyosis?

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

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What is x-linked ichthyosis?

What is x-linked ichthyosis?

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

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What is harlequin ichthyosis?

What is harlequin ichthyosis?

Infant skin disorder: Harlequin ichthyosis is a genetic disorder which causes babies to be born with hard, thick skin (like plates). It limits mobility and can lead to respiratory failure. Most often newborns die for the condition. ...Read more

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Prognosis for a baby born with ichthyosis?

Prognosis for a baby born with ichthyosis?

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

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What are the symptoms of harlequin ichthyosis?

What are the symptoms of harlequin ichthyosis?

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

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Could you explain what is harlequin ichthyosis..?

A challenge!: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/harlequin-ichthyosis 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

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How do they treat people with harlequin ichthyosis?

How do they treat people with harlequin ichthyosis?

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

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An easy explanation as to what causes harlequin ichthyosis?

An easy explanation as to what causes harlequin ichthyosis?

Genetic mutation: This is the most severe form of icthyosis, and is caused by a mutation in abca12 gene. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: harlequin ichthyosis?

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

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How can one stop ichthyosis?

Further Research and: Gene therapy , no body know if some day some body figure a way out of this disease or other.. ...Read more

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