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Treatment For Itchyosis
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
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
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
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 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. ...Read more
Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more
Training Not Treat: You mean leaving him alone when he is awake? Not picking him up? Waking him up when sleeping too long in the daytime? Not interacting with him during the night time when he should be asleep? ...Read more