Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ichthyosis Home Care

Home care for ichthyosis includes:

  • Apply a moisturizer for dry skin:
    • Lubriderm
    • Eucerin
  • Apply 1% hydrocortisone cream for itching:
    • Apply to the skin, 4 times a day.
  • Avoid using strong soaps or detergents on your skin.
  • Avoid scratching: this can cause infection.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
  • Learn everything you can about ichthyosis:
    • The more you know about your condition, the easier it will be to participate with your doctor in making treatment decisions.
    • Ask your doctor about good sources for information.
    • Write down questions to ask your doctor.

Ichthyosis Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have ichthyosis and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Mar 10, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Ichthyosis 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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