Overview

Ichthyosis vulgaris is a skin condition that causes dry, dead skin cells to accumulate in patches on the surface of your skin. It's also known as fish scale disease because the dead skin accumulates in a similar pattern to a fishmit123dv[read article]

Tests for Ichthyosis Vulgaris

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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A skin lesion biopsy is a simple medical procedure in which a sample of your skin is removed and tested in a laboratory. The sample taken during a biopsy is often v...  More
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Medical Procedures for Ichthyosis Vulgaris

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Maintain Adequate Hydration
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Glycolic Acid Peel
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Prescribed Medications for Ichthyosis Vulgaris

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SALICYCLIC ACID (SAL i SIL ik AS id) breaks down layers of thick skin. It is used to treat common and plantar warts, psoriasis, calluses, and corns. It is also used...  More
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TAZAROTENE (ta ZAR oh teen) is applied to the skin to treat psoriasis and mild to moderate acne.  More
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TRETINOIN (TRET i noe in) is a medicine belonging to a class called the retinoids. It is similar to vitamin A. It is used to treat certain leukemias, such as acute ...  More
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AMMONIUM LACTATE (uh MOH nee uhm LAK teyt) is used on the skin to treat dry skin and other skin conditions.  More
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UREA (yoo REE uh) is used to soften thick, rough, or dry skin caused by certain skin conditions. It is also used to soften and remove damaged or diseased nails with...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Ichthyosis Vulgaris

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SALICYCLIC ACID (SAL i SIL ik AS id) breaks down layers of thick skin. It is used to treat common and plantar warts, psoriasis, calluses, and corns. It is also used...  More
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AMMONIUM LACTATE (uh MOH nee uhm LAK teyt) is used on the skin to treat dry skin and other skin conditions.  More
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UREA (yoo REE uh) is used to soften thick, rough, or dry skin caused by certain skin conditions. It is also used to soften and remove damaged or diseased nails with...  More
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Self Care for Ichthyosis Vulgaris

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Use of Mild Non-Drying Soaps
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Application of Moisturizer to Skin
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Humidifier therapy adds moisture to the air to prevent dryness that can cause irritation in many parts of the body. Humidifiers can be particularly effective for tr...  More
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Ichthyosis Vulgaris What's this?

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Evening primrose oil (EPO) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is believed to be the active ingredient. EPO has been studied...  More
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