Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
121 Doctors are Online

Diagnosed with Icthyosis Vulgaris. Black patch around the wrist and fingers. Prescribed with sotret for palmoplantar keratoderma. Cure?

Hello Doctor. I have been diagnosed with Icthyosis Vulgaris. About a month back, a black patch appeared around my wrist and fingers and the skin has thickened. just met a Dermatologist and was told that this is due to palmoplantar keratoderma. I have been prescribed Sotret Gel 0.05% for application twice a day. I am 29 years old, Male. Is it possible for such symptoms to suddenly appear? Also, is there any cure for this in the long term?
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  98
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to healthcare magic!
It is so unfortunate that you have two uncommon diseases.
You are a known case of I.V. but anyone can have a keratoderma.
There are a host of types of these diseases, they can be hereditary or acquired and can start all of a sudden.
But more commonly the acquired lesions start in areas of frictions and sun/chemical exposure.
You should apply the medicine and have regular follow up to the Dermatologist.
Simultaneously avoid friction/trauma/sun exposure/chemical exposures if any so that it can be treated to the full extent.

I hope this advise would be helpful for you.

Still if you have any queries or doubts, please write me back,
I would be happy to solve them.

Wish you a great health!
Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor