Hello Ichthy Wife
Welcome to our ichthyosis bulletin board and happy you found us.All of the symptoms your husband mentions have been experienced by many of us. The heavy scaling in the fall and winter months, the fidgeting, the overheating because our skin is so tight,and the needle like feeling when the perspiration breaks through are all a part of some types of ichthyosis.There are 24 types of ichthyosis.Our ichthyosis foundation FIRST has a website at www.scalyskin.org.Also
the foundation has an ichthyosis support network and you can contact Maureen Tierney, program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.As for creams, what is your husband using? Many are helped by the alpha hydroxies including urea, glycollic, salicyllic,and lactic acids. Lachydrin by prescription,over the counter:Amlactin non scented and Amlactin non itch, Aqua Glycollic, Eucerin Plus, Dermal Therapy Alpha Hydroxy,LAClotion by Paddock Labs are just a few products many of us use. Have your husband try some of these products to find out what works best for him.Believe me, when you find the right acid cream, it is so much easier coping with the scaling and itching.Take care Ichthywife and by for now.