Ichthyosis Vulgaris is a skin disease in which dry, dead skin cells are accumulated in patches on the surface of your skin. This is also called the fish scales disease. In most cases Ichthyosis Vulgaris is restricted to certain areas of skin. Symptoms are:
• Flaky scalp
• Itchy skin
• Polygon shaped scales on skin
• Severely dry skin
• Thickened skin
• Brown, gray or white scales
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?
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?
Ichthyosis vulgaris is an autosomal semidominant condition. Semidominant means that a mutation in one gene of the chromosome pair results in a mild version of the disease, whereas a mutation in both genes on the chromosome pair results in a moderate to severe form.