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Karen

Ichthyosis

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.

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