Scaling skin or Ichthyosis Vulgaris is an inherited skin disorder where dead skin comes off and accumulate in the outer layer of the skin. Flaky and patchy skin, dry and thickened skin marked by coarse scales are symptoms of scaling skin. Application of lotions and oral medications are used to treat this disease. In case of allergic triggers, the cause should be determined and eliminated.
HOW IS SCALES ON SKIN DIAGNOSED?
In some cases, people who do not carry the gene can also develop this disorder.