Other Names for this Disease
- Ichthyosis simplex
- Common ichthyosis
- Fish scale disease
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While there's no known cure for ichthyosis, there are treatments available to help manage the symptoms. Medications may include: 
Last updated: 10/18/2013
- Ichthyosis vulgaris. Mayo Clinic. October 2012; http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ichthyosis-vulgaris/DS00734/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs. Accessed 1/24/2013.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare 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.