Welcome to our ichthyosis bulletin board and happy you joined us.I have x linked ichthyosis too and can give you a few suggestions.
(1) For many years I used Ivory soap and found it to be very cleansing, but it dried my skin. Many at our ichthyosis conference in Atlanta commented on Dove`s Moisturizing Soap and it has made a huge difference.It lathers very well, and doesnt leave that dried out skin feeling after showers.
(2)I agree with Promiseland about the cold hands and feet. In the summertime, my scales would go away and I have no problems with perspiration/sweating. It is in the winter months where my skin tightens and the scaling is on my legs and arms.In my youth, sweating was more difficult and I experienced the prickly heat Promiseland mentions.My face would go red, and the itching and needle-like feeling on my back and torso would cause me to shed my sweats for the cold of the winter air.I am in central california and the winter climate is not anything compared to living in your hometown.
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Thank you for your post Nick and I hope to see more in the future.