2. Symptoms Of Ichthyosis
Typical symptoms of ichthyosis vulgaris include the following:
- Dehydrated skin: A mild case could be mistaken for dry skin.
- Scaly skin: Tends to be gray, brown, or white while the edges often curl, making the skin feel rough.
- Thickened skin: It might appear dirty and is most noticeable on the palms of hands and soles of feet.
- Itchy skin: Dry skin often causes this symptom.
- Many lines on the palms of hands and soles of feet: If it’s severe, you might get deep cracks in the palms and soles that may even cause an infection to develop.
- Rough bumps on the skin: Sometimes mistaken for acne and usually develops on the arms, thighs, and buttocks. The medical name for this condition is keratosis pilaris.
- Unable to sweat: In severe cases, the patient may not be able to secrete enough.