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What treatment should one take for ichythosis ?

i am nizarni from tiruchengode.Iam 18 yrs old suffering from ichythosis since my birth onwards.Ihave made treated in ayurveda siddha and allopathy, there is no improvement in my skin . is is possible to cure.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Jul 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
ichthyosis is heredity condition and there is genetic defect during the development of the skin
there is mutation in the gene which keep the skin intact and oily
due to lack of this function there is very dry and crack skin in this condition
as dermatologist its my duty to give u right information about the disease
there is no permanent cure for the condition
but we can keep it moist and normal by frequently applying good moisturizer cream
u must apply it daily and plenty time when u needed.
be relax ,be positive approach .
u should pay more attention in winter.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi Nizami, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.

You should be getting yourself examined by a Dermatologist as it is a common skin disorder that runs in families and which leads to dry, scaly skin.

Kindly don't worry as it can be controlled but not cured completely. Your doctor will do a physical examination and recommend heavy duty moisturizers, that should be creams and ointments. Apply these to moist skin immediately after bathing. You should using non drying soaps with mild acid content. Your doctor will recommend you creams that contain lactic acid, salicylic acid, and urea.

Just relax as it wont affect your overall health. Eat healthy nutritious balanced diet which should include fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Exercise regularly and drink plenty of water. Stick to your treatment plan and go for regular follow up.

Wish you Good Health.
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