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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2023

Best Homeopathic Remedies for Ichthyosis Treatment

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Dr. Rajendra SoniHomeopathy Doctor • 22 Years Exp.Fellowship in Medical Cosmetology, BHMS, DMLT
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The skin is one of the largest organs in the human body and is also one of the most affected parts. Ichthyosis is one such condition, which is a term given to a set of about 28 types of hereditary skin conditions.

Common Cause of Ichthyosis

The common factor among all these is the scaly, dry, flaky skin which is where the name comes from (fish-like skin). The affected person’s skin resembles that of fish scales. The most common type if ichthyosis vulgaris. Since it is hereditary, it often begins in early childhood and continues through life.

Types of Ichthyosis

This skin condition differentiated into various types, some are given below:

  1. Ichthyosis Vulgaris 
  2. X-linked ichthyosis
  3. Lamellar ichthyosis 
  4. Ichthyosis hystrix
  5. Harlequin-type ichthyosis 

There is no cure for this Ichthyosis condition, but ichthyosis can be managed with these below measures. In addition, even homeopathy does not offer any particular cure, but there are some effective homeoapthic remedies for Ichthyosis that help the patients manage their symptoms better. Arsenic and Arnica have been shown to improve the symptoms but not well-proven yet.

Homeopathy Treatment for Ichthyosis Vulgaris

It is a life-long condition that can be managed or controlled in the best manner with homeopathy medicines. The scaling of the skin can be delayed with the use of homeopathic medicines. This can reduce the dryness, cracking, and peeling off of the skin.

The excess buildup of the scales on the skin can be reduced with homeopathy medicines like mother tincture. The associated symptoms need to be assessed in people presenting with scaly skin.

  • Skin and scalp are affected, there are dry scales
  • The skin on the face is affected, scaly skin with whiskers
  • The skin on the chest is affected with scaly skin between the breasts

Homeopathic Medicines for Ichthyosis

The outbreak on the skin, which is dry, crusty, rough, peeling off of the scales; or present as a combination of these. There are some homeopathy remedies used to improve the moisture content in the skin. To treat ichthyosis, a wide range of Homeopathic medicines like Arsenic Iodatum, Sepia Succus, Hydrocotyle Asiatica, Petroleum, and Kali Sulphuricum are used by a homeopathic practitioner.

Natural Homeopathic Tips to Treat Ichthyosis

In addition to treating the Ichthyosis condition, most affected people learn to modify lifestyle and skincare routines to ensure the condition is not aggravated.

  • Avoid hot baths or showers which will dry the skin out further
  • Use lukewarm or cool water for the bath
  • Avoid soap which can further dry the skin
  • Use Cetaphil lotion and cream which are available over the counter
  • Do not pat dry the skin with a towel.
  • Gently blot the skin and apply alpha-hydroxyl acid lotion, which can improve skin moisture content
  • If possible, consider living in a temperate climate

However, if the patient does not respond to the homeopathic treatment for ichthyosis or doesn't show improvement in the symptoms, the treatment may be discontinued. If there are any signs of improvement of the symptoms, it can be continued for life as the condition also persists for life.

Update From Lybrate: Keeping your skin healthy is very important, therefore, we suggest you choose the Skin Care Products according to your skin type requirements and usages at Lybrate.


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