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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.

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