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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

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". ...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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What kinds of ichthyosis can a child have?

What kinds of ichthyosis can a child have?

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

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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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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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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

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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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Can you tell me how common is harlequin type ichthyosis?

Very rare: I would bet that doctors have rarely if ever seen this. ...Read more

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Can a person with ichthyosis donate blood?

Can a person with ichthyosis donate blood?

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

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My nephew has achthyosis vulgaris, it waz noticed wen he was 3 mnths. Both of his parents don't have it. Will his children also get it?

Icthyosis: Icthyosis can be transmitted as autosomal recessive, autosomal dominant or x linked trait. Looking at history, seems like in this case it is either following autosomal recessive pattern or x linked recessive pattern (mom is carrier). In either case, it could skip next generation and then show itself in following generation. ...Read more

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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, . ...?

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

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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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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?

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

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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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Why are people with harlequin type ichthyosis disease born with red eyes?

Why are people with harlequin type ichthyosis disease born with red eyes?

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

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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 pemphigus vulgaris?

What is pemphigus vulgaris?

An immune skin Dx.: It is an autoimmune skin disease with many new treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the pemphigus vulgaris?

What is the pemphigus vulgaris?

Pemphigus: Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and sores (erosions) of the skin and mucus membranes. The immune system produces antibodies against specific proteins in the skin and mucus membranes. These antibodies break the bonds between skin cells. This leads to the formation of a blister. The exact cause is unknown. Sometimes pemphigus is caused by certain medications, . ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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