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What is the permanent remedy for severe dry skin leading to scales and flakes on the legs, buttocks and hands ?

I have severe dry skin problem. My legs, buttocks and hand(below the elbow ) appears like scale on fish , like a root pattern. they are itchy too.... my face is a combination of dry and very oily (nose n forehead )... this is disturbing my social life very much.. l want to get rid of these scaly and flaky skin on legs , buttock and hands . is there any permanent solution for this ???
Asked On : Fri, 24 Feb 2012
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Hello Rajmurali,
Thanks for posting your query. From your description you seem to be having a condition known as Icthyosis. It is important to know if you've had this since childhood or has it appeared recently?

It is best if you are seen by a dermatologist who can confirm the diagnosis and rule out other skin conditions like psoriasis which may also present a similar picture. In the meanwhile you can take the following skin care measures.
Use moisturising creams imeediately after bath. Apply two to three times and see that the skin doesn't get dry. If there are any cracks or cuts in the skin you can use over the counter antibiotic creams. keep the skin clean.
Skin conditions to improve need regular treatment, so continue with the treatment that your dermatologist prescribes. He will prescribe creams containing urea and steroids.
Hope you get well soon.
Dr. Lavinia
Answered: Fri, 24 Feb 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response

Thanks for choosing HCM..,

Dry skin and appears as scale of fish....usually due to...,

ICTHYOSIS VULGARIS....It is autosomal dominant problem..,

So first whether it starts from Childhood or Recently...,

Childhood is above condition...,

1) Use Moistrizing cream...CETRABEN, ELOVERA, LOZISOFT...,

2) Cap...Lycopene , vit C and vit A ....daily for 30 days..,

3) Improve Ur Blood FERRADOL or DEXORHHANGE...,Syrup.,

daily 2 spf ......3 times...,

4) Daily take of fresh fruit...,ok...good luck...,
Answered: Thu, 8 Mar 2012
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