Ichthyosis Vulgaris is a skin condition that causes dry and dead skin cells to accumulate in patches on the surface of the skin. Ichthyosis Vulgaris, also known as fish scale disease, is restricted to specific areas of the body, however, some cases of Ichthyosis Vulgaris can cover large areas of the body like the abdomen, arms and legs. The potential symptoms of Ichthyosis Vulgaris include itchy skin, severely dry skin, thickened skin, polygon-shaped scales on the skin, or a flaky skin.
HOW IS ICHTHYOSIS VULGARIS DIAGNOSED?
A Dermatologist/Homeopath can diagnose Ichthyosis Vulgaris by seeing the patient’s body and closely examining the skin. The doctor may also perform tests such as blood test, skin biopsy to diagnose the cause of the disease.
HOW IS ICHTHYOSIS VULGARIS TREATED?
There is no cure for this disorder but exfoliating creams and ointments containing lactic acid and glycolic acid can help in increasing skin moisture. Medications to decrease skin cell production could be prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Researchers are yet to find a cure for Ichthyosis Vulgaris.