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Ichthyosis vulgaris


Other Names for this Disease
  • Common ichthyosis
  • Fish scale disease
  • Ichthyosis simplex
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Treatment


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How might ichthyosis vulgaris be treated?

While there's no known cure for ichthyosis, there are treatments available to help manage the symptoms. Medications may include: [1]
  1. Creams and ointments containing alpha hydroxy acids such as lactic acid and glycolic acid that help to control scaling of the skin and increase skin moisture.
  2. Retinoids to reduce the production of skin cells.
  3. Antibiotics to treat secondary infections.
Last updated: 10/18/2013

References
  1. Ichthyosis vulgaris. Mayo Clinic. October 2012; http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ichthyosis-vulgaris/DS00734/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs. Accessed 1/24/2013.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Ichthyosis vulgaris. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.