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?
Dermatologists may conduct a complete examination of the skin and evaluate your symptoms. If there is a family history of Ichthyosis Vulgaris, the doctor may verify the age at which this problem was first observed. Blood test of skin biopsy are ordered to confirm diagnosis and rule out other diseases
HOW IS ICHTHYOSIS VULGARIS TREATED?
The treatment of Ichthyosis Vulgaris mainly involves applying creams and ointments to help moisturize the skin and get rid of the dead skin.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most often Ichthyosis Vulgaris goes undiagnosed as patients feel it is just dry skin.