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What is ichthyosis? What are the symptoms of fish scalp disease?

Ichthyosis is a common skin scalp disease, a hereditary skin disorder. The diagnosis of fish scalp skin seen in early childhood is made by clinical examination and biopsy is performed for definitive diagnosis. So, how to tell the fish scalp disease?
Ichthyosis is a rare group of genetic and later skin diseases. It occurs as a result of the defects in the keratin substance which is the building block of the skin. It is also known as fish scale skin disease. Those who have a genetic transition give their first symptoms from the moment of birth. Some appear in later life.

HOW TO UNDERSTAND?

Skin dryness, flaking of the skin, redness, itching, in some patients, such as sweating in the foreground complaints. The dryness of the skin, flaking, shedding, pity, sometimes too dry can be added to perspiration. In this case, fever may occur due to inability to sweat.

HOW DO THE TREATMENT?

Basic treatment of ichthyosis is regular moistening of the skin. Moisturizing on wet skin (after bathing) will be more effective.

Peeler creams can be used and treatments are preferred in thicker skinned places such as feet and palms.

In advanced cases, more serious treatments may be given by your physician under control.

WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AFTER TREATMENT

The use of hot water and hot water should be avoided to dry the skin.
Alcohol and perfume-containing soap should be avoided.
Use room humidifier devices.
Use lip balm regularly for your lips.
Additional measures; Genetic counseling:
There are many types of genetic hereditary ichthyosis. The genetic transfer of each subtype to the next generations is different. Families with sick children should be referred to genetic counseling in order for other children to know the risk of becoming ill and to make family planning. In addition, this disease can be diagnosed during pregnancy and the forms incompatible with life can be detected by early diagnosis. The fact that families are informed about this issue enables the generation of healthy generations.
Studies on gene therapy to prevent ichthyosis in the future are ongoing.



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