Ichthyosis vulgaris legs treatment

Treatment of

Ichthyosis vulgaris

Ichthyosis is the term for severe, persistent problems with dry skin that almost always start in childhood or infancy. Ichthyosis can be genetic (inherited) or can develop later in life.

involves removing scaling. This can include gentle exfoliation of the dry skin. Commonly recommended ways to reduce scaling include: soaking the affected area in salt water or bathe in salt water

What lotion works best for ichthyosis?

SR Lotion is also the best available treatment for other types of Ichthyosis

A genetic skin disorder that causes drying, formation of scales and thickening of skin.

includinEHK, X-linked Ichthyosis, EI Ichthyosis and ARCI-Lamellar Ichthyosis. SR Lotion will simply stimulate new healthy skin cellsnourishing your skin, making your skin glow and continues to change peoples lives throughout the world.

Is ichthyosis an autoimmune disease?

My dermatologist said that ichthyosis is an autoimmune disease, but she was the first to say this and she only has one other ichthyosis patient. What I know for sure is that I have Multiple Sclerosis and it is an autoimmune disease and I also have Rheumatoid arthritis.

What causes ichthyosis skin?

Ichthyosis Causes. The main cause of developing any type of ichthyosis is that the balance of old and new skin cells have been disrupted for one of two reasons. One reason is that there are too many replacement skin cells being produced.

What is the best lotion for ichthyosis vulgaris?

I find that ammonium lactate lotions work best for ichthyosis vulgaris, the most common form of ichthyosis. Ammonium lactate is an alpha-hydroxy acid, a type of fruit acid. It works well to decrease the dryness and fissuring that are present in ichthyosis. Salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid) lotions may be helpful as well.

What is the best moisturizer for skin?

Apply moisturizer or lubricating cream while the skin is still moist from bathing. Choose a moisturizer with urea or propylene glycol — chemicals that help keep skin moist. Petroleum jelly is another good choice. Apply an over-the-counter product that contains urea, lactic acid or a low concentration of salicylic acid twice daily.

What is the best treatment for ichthyosis?

Depends on the the type of Ichthyosis diagnosed (I know of 23 types). Generally speaking one should use a creme or lotion with a very low water content, since this tends to dry out the skin rather than moisturize.

Is salicylic acid good for ichthyosis?

It works well to decrease the dryness and fissuring that are present in ichthyosis. Salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid) lotions may be helpful as well. It is not recommended that children under age 12, pregnant women or women who are nursing use ammonium lactate or salicylic acid lotions.