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Symptoms of ichthyosisVulgaris

IchthyosisVulgaris is a skin condition where the skin becomes extremely dry and scaly. Usually, the parts of the skin where the impact of this disease is seen the most include areas such as:

  • Extensor regions of the skin such as the elbow, shins and limbs
  • The torso
  • The scalp
  • Face- mostly the forehead and the cheeks

Symptoms are not usually noticed during birth but start becoming noticeable between 2 months after birth. At first, these symptoms are usually mistaken to be just dry skin, and a lot of moisturisers are being used to keep the skin moist. This skin condition, over time, causes the skin to flake and can cause the skin to crack in areas where the condition is more. For example, your sole or palm.

Scaling of the skin can cause pain and discomfort and also may expose the skin to further drying and irritation, apart from the fact that it causes discomfort and pain. IchthyosisVulgaris can also interfere with the sweat glands in the skin, thus causing a patient to sweat excessively or very little.

The symptoms of ichthyosis vary from person to person and can intensify during puberty due to the changes a person goes through during puberty. Usually, ichthyosisVulgaris is also associated with other abnormal skin conditions such as eczema and other skin conditions. In situations like this, patients with these associated skin conditions are at risk of having rhinitis, allergies or asthma.  Patients who have these associated skin conditions are also vulnerable to keratosis pilaris, a skin condition where the hair follicles are blocked with the skin scales.

If you encounter any of these symptoms above, don’t hesitate to call 020 71833648 to see our dermatologist London.



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