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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. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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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 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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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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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 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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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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Can there be any treatment for the skin disease pemphigus vulgaris?

Can there be any treatment for the skin disease pemphigus vulgaris?

Treatment : Pemphigus is often treated with topical cortisone creams (for limited disease) or oral corticosteroids for more widespread disease. Oral antibiotics have also been used. See a dermatologist to diagnose and treat the condition. ...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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How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for pemphigus vulgaris as a treatment?

How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for pemphigus vulgaris as a treatment?

Pemphigus vulgaris: Retuxan is used as first or 2nd line drug for pemphigus vulgaris. Steroid is used first but has side effects. Dapsone, sulfasalazine, pentoxiphylline photo therapy, ;, intravenous immunoglobin are also used for this blistery autoimmune disease. Retuxan+ivig has very good remission. Pls. See your dermatologist who has to look at your total picture with other diseases before prescription. Thanks. ...Read more

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What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

Derm consult: If you have cystic acne, you deserve 21st century treatment beyond what even your family doc can provide. A dermatologist will probably place you on one of the vitamin a derivatives; they are unpleasant and somewhat dangerous, you'll need to listen to the instructions carefully, and they work. Life is rough enough without cystic acne. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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My cousin was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris.She is on steroid and imuran (azathioprine) therapy since last two years but not recovering completely.Please help.

My cousin was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris.She is on steroid and imuran (azathioprine) therapy since last two years but not recovering completely.Please help.

Tough one: You need an experienced dermatologist that deals with immune skin diseases and these are usually found in academic centers. If your friend lives close to a tertiary care referral hospital, i would look there. They know about all the new studies going on in the field and can try different treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of Ayurveda in treatment of neurodegenerative disease?

What is the effectiveness of Ayurveda in treatment of neurodegenerative disease?

When talking about..: ...Treatments, "alternative" really means "effectiveness not demonstrated" - either never tested, or tested and not found to work. The herb promoted for cognitive health, withania somnifera, does seem to have some effect in animal models, but has not been well-tested in humans, so the answer is, we don't really know. ...Read more

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How much could Ayurveda treatment help in disc prolapse and cord compression?

How much could Ayurveda treatment help in disc prolapse and cord compression?

Not likely to help: Ayurvedic treatment is not likely to have any effect on disc prolapse and cord compression, as the symptoms are due to a part of the disc physically pressing on one's spinal cord or spinal nerves. Some sort of neurosurgical procedure is usually needed to move or remove the part that is compressing the spinal cord. ...Read more

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What amount of can Ayurveda treatment help in disc prolapse and cord compression?

What amount of can Ayurveda treatment help in disc prolapse and cord compression?

I do not know: It would be best to ask an ayurvedic practitioner what kind of success they have had. I am sure it would help in recovery if surgery were needed. I would suggest acupuncture as i know it can help with back pain. I have seen amazing results with bulging discs and acupuncture. And is it so bad that surgery is needed or still in a bulging position, not fully blown out? ...Read more

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Which has the best treatment options for psoriasis: ayurveda, alopathy , homeopathy?

Which has the best treatment options for psoriasis: ayurveda, alopathy , homeopathy?

Homeopathy: Although some of my colleagues consider this unscientific, there are studies using homeopathy with people suffering from psoriasis. And these studies are positive. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19192019 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17544862 conventional treatment dose not always work, and these are alternatives. Mindfulness meditation has also shown + results in psoriasis. ...Read more

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Where is the best place to get Ayurveda treatment done?

Ayurvedic: Just do a search on google. You will easily find. Try also the international ayurvedic organization. There is a new interest in natural ways to heal and get better. ...Read more

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Iam a pcod sufferer and wanna reduce weight upto ten kg... I am into Ayurveda treatment but not able to reduce weight.. Please help!

Depends on weight: I presume pcod stands for polycystic ovarian disorder. This is a challenging one. No one knows if the pcod causes obesity or if obesity causes pcod. Ayerveda sounds like a great complement to your overall weight loss goal. Why not add some yoga and exercise as a routine. Remember that a change in lifestyle is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term b. ...Read more

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What exactly is the treatment of high blood urea and creatinine in ayurveda?

What exactly is the treatment of high blood urea and creatinine in ayurveda?

Adjunct only: If you truly have renal disease, evidenced by a seriously and consistently elevated BUN and creatinine, then your focus needs to be on scientific, modern, evidence-based treatment that will keep you off dialysis / transplant service. You're welcome to use the ancient plant-based medicines as adjuncts but keep your nephrologist informed. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's any treatment for aplastic anemia in ayurveda?

Help! need to know if there's any treatment for aplastic anemia in ayurveda?

Adjunct only: The aplastic anemia family of diseases are extremely serious, and their treatment involves some of the highest technology in medicine. During a difficult illness like this, a traditional healer may offer comfort, practical guidance and perhaps an folk remedy, but nothing that will alter the course of this deadly illness like today's high-tech medicine will do. Be strong, and good luck. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any treatment for hearing impairment other than using hearing aid? Heard that Ayurveda can treat?

1st find cause: Go see your Family Doc or ENT for complete evaluation. It may be as simple as removing cerumen (ear wax) or treating ear infection. I have seen no evidence that Ayurveda will improve hearing. Easier to prevent hearing loss by avoiding loud noises than to treat later on. ...Read more

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Mom have venous leg ulcer for past 5 yrs,not cured. Treatment changed from English medicine to Ayurveda.can she take English medicine immediately?

Mom have venous leg ulcer for past 5 yrs,not cured. Treatment changed from English medicine to Ayurveda.can she take English medicine immediately?

Treatment not Meds : Venous leg ulcers usually require external compression with special wraps (jobst stockings) , and leg elevation, possibly with water pills. The mechanical elevation and support is the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is best to treat pimples on scalp? Which is best allopathy, homeopathy, or ayurveda?

What kind of treatment is best to treat pimples on scalp? Which is best allopathy, homeopathy, or ayurveda?

It depends: This depends on whether you've already been through allopathic evaluation and treatments for these pimples, what your doctors have advised, and what you're wanting to do now. You may have an extension of facial acne, which dermatologists treat. Homeopathy can also help if your case is taken by an experienced homeopath who works with you on a deep level. This is required for all chronic cases. ...Read more

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Hi there. I play guitar and I have a pain in wrist due to excessive practice. I saw the doctor and he recommended some non inflammatory drugs for a week. It was effective but, the pain was back on about a week later. I tried an Ayurveda treatment for a w

Hi there. I play guitar and I have a pain in wrist due to excessive practice. I saw the doctor and he recommended some non inflammatory drugs for a week. It was effective but, the pain was back on about a week later.

I tried an Ayurveda treatment for a w

Practice habits: This is a common symptom among musiciams with a playing style that might att tension to the wrist, due to the position of the wrist when playing. Symptoms typically are exacerbated when practice intensity increases.
Recommendations.
Continue w anti inflammatory medicine.
Put on ice pack wrapped on a wet towel for 10 min.
Change wrist position when playing.
Check w your MD re wrist nerve entrapment ...Read more

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What number of days it takes to cure acne vulgaris?

What number of days it takes to cure acne vulgaris?

It's not curable: Get over this idea and learn to manage it successfully as a chronic disease that will eventually remit. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Can homeopathy cure pemphigus vulgaris? Can any docs explain?

Not known: There is no scientific proof that homeopathy works since the dose involved is usually in parts per billion or even non-existent. Pemphigus vulgaris is a serious condition and thus I would not recommend homeopathy for even a short period of time as a trial. ...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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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