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Just wondering if anyone on here has any of the Ichthyosis variants. I think after 42 years of suffering I have finally found what I have Ichthyosis vulgaris. Although quite mild I have all the symptoms, very linear hands feet, very flaky scalp, flaky scaly skin. I have to apply sorbolene every day morning and night. I have to exfoliate everywhere a lot. My mum was told when I was a newborn that I was dehydrated. Of course I have remained dehydrated for 42 years! It was worse as a child living in the uk. And I got teased and told I had old lady hands which I have. It improves lots during the summer and living here in Australia.My skin always looks grey because of the white flakes. I never wear black.
Anyway just wondering if anyone can relate? I finally decided to get a referral to a dermatologist just to see if my self diagnosis is correct. The dr wanted to give me steroids for dermatitis but my skin looks nothing like dermatitis.

Fred Cameron

pin prick itchiness on hands and arms. Unless I take a daily dose of Zyrtec (Cetirizine Hydrochloride) get pin pricks on the backs of my hands, my fingers, and my arms. I have had this condition for the past twenty years.

Rosie Rose

Karen, You sound just like me, I too have the same problems,Even the teasing over having old lady hands as a child, which in my 40’s I still have.

Ego Pharmaceuticals

Hi all,

For those suffering from ichthyosis, it’s a dry skin condition, so products from our QV range can assist with skin hydration. With dry skin conditions it is important to avoid soap at all times as this can be irritating and drying for the skin. Our products are soap-free and are designed to help maintain the skin’s natural acid protection instead of removing it as soap can.

If you’re looking for some suitable products to help manage ichthyosis, the ones we would recommend from the QV range would be as follows:

QV Gentle Wash – a soap-free cleanser suitable for very dry skin types.
QV Intensive Moisturising Cleanser – a soap-free cleanser ideal for extremely dry or sensitive skin. It rehydrates by leaving a protective film on the skin.
QV Bath Oil – a clear, water dispersible and non-greasy formulation which may be used either in the bath or shower. It coats and protects the skin with a thin film of oil, trapping moisture in and preventing moisture loss.
QV Cream – a rich, protective and highly concentrated formula suitable for dry skin conditions.
QV Intensive Cream – a highly concentrated moisturising cream for very dry skin. Suitable for people wanting a more emollient product than QV Cream, but who do not like the ointment texture of the QV Intensive Body Moisturiser.
QV Intensive Body Moisturiser – a highly emollient, intensive moisturiser suitable for extremely dry skin. It is water free, so won’t sting when applied to inflamed or cracked skin.
The QV Body range consists of cleansers and moisturisers, which differ in their moisturising capacity and the ones mentioned above are great for dry skin conditions like ichthyosis.

I hope this helps you in some way.

Ego Skin Expert

Heather Lynn

for friends and family in support of all with Icthyosis all over world.

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