Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fish Skin Disease Treatment

Treatment for ichthyosis usually includes moisturizing creams and lotions. Ichthyosis is also commonly treated with medications, such as tretinoin, tazarotene, and ammonium lactate.

The treatment options for ichthyosis include:

  • Moisturizing creams and ointments:
    • Applied after bathing, while the skin is still wet

Medications for ichthyosis include:

Fish Skin Disease Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat ichthyosis:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fish Skin Disease References
  1. Caceres-Rios H, Tamayo-Sanchez L, Duran-Mckinster C, de la Luz Orozco M, Ruiz-Maldonado R. Keratitis, ichthyosis, and deafness (KID syndrome): review of the literature and proposal of a new terminology. Pediatr Dermatol. 1996 Mar-Apr;13(2):105-13. [9122065]
  2. DiGiovanna JJ, Robinson-Bostom L. Ichthyosis: etiology, diagnosis, and management. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(2):81-95. [12553849]
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