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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is ichthyosis?

This is a condition that leads to thick, dry and scaly skin due to a buildup of dead skin cells. There are many types of ichthyosis. It can be congenital (the person is born with it) and develop as a result of inherited gene mutations, or acquired later in life.

Symptoms of ichthyosis

  • Dry skin that gets worse or cracks in the winter months

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Welts appear when skin is scratched or rubbed

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Blisters

Questions your doctor may ask to check for ichthyosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose ichthyosis

  • Does your dry skin get worse or crack in the winter months?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

  • Is your skin red in places where it is exposed to friction or irritation?

  • Do you have scaly skin that flakes off?

  • Do you have blisters on your skin?

Treatment for ichthyosis

There is no cure, but with appropriate skincare , symptoms of ichthyosis can usually be managed and kept mild. In most cases, this involves moisturising and exfoliating the affected skin. A doctor may prescribe oral medication to treat the skin.

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