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by Dr Mary Judge
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: ichthyosis
Topic: Lamellar ichthyosis
Replies: 9
Views: 8351

Re: Lamellar ichthyosis

Odour is usually a sign of germs such as Staphylococcus or fungi so skin swabs to see what's there and antiseptic wash lotion eg. Dermol 500 should help. It is more common in Bullous Ichthyosis than Lamellar. The QV should be a cream in a pump to avoid it becoming contaminated (which can happen with...
by Dr Mary Judge
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: ichthyosis
Topic: Bullous Ichthyosis - Infection Question
Replies: 5
Views: 4962

Re: Bullous Ichthyosis - Infection Question

I agree with Dr Mary Glover's comments. People with BIE do get repeated Staph infections any and everywhere but moreso on face and hands, perhaps because of trauma. This impetigo can lead to more blisters and a bad 'flare'. They can have eczema which itself is generally contaminated with Staph. and ...
by Dr Mary Judge
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: ichthyosis
Topic: Ichthyosis vulgaris and aging
Replies: 3
Views: 5547

Re: Ichthyosis vulgaris and aging

It would be unusual for Ichthyosis Vulgaris to be so troublesome. It's usually mild, improves with sunshine and age but is associated with Eczema in many affected people. So you need a definite diagnosis.Were you a Collodion Baby; anyone in the family affected? Can you send photos to ISG? IV is due ...
by Dr Mary Judge
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: ichthyosis
Topic: Ichthyosis and diabetes
Replies: 4
Views: 4278

Re: Ichthyosis and diabetes

I'm not aware that Type 2 Diabetes is more common in people with XLRI. People with diabetes do get various skin problems and I suppose that could include dryness.
by Dr Mary Judge
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: ichthyosis
Topic: X-Linked Ichthyosis
Replies: 5
Views: 5620

Re: X-Linked Ichthyosis

There are a few sibling pairs with X-linked recessive ichthyosis and they are generally affected in the same way as regards skin. If a child with XLRI also had a Filaggrin mutation that causes Ichthyosis Vulgaris (10% of the population) they might be more severely affected. Boys with XLRI may have d...
by Dr Mary Judge
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: general eczema discussions
Topic: Bad eczema problem since young
Replies: 5
Views: 3293

Re: Bad eczema problem since young

Eczema is inflammed and itchy skin and treatment has to include moisturizers, anti-inflammatory treatment and antibiotics when needed. You will know this, as a life-long sufferer and also that there is no cure or quick fix. You are using moisturizers and they should be creamy (non-greasy) in the day...
by Dr Mary Judge
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: general eczema discussions
Topic: Treating and preventing Pompholyx eczema
Replies: 2
Views: 1703

Re: Treating and preventing Pompholyx eczema

Pompholyx is blistering eczema on the thick skin of the hands and feet. It can occur in people who had (childhood) eczema before but can affect people who never had eczema. It's more common in folk who have wet hands (mechanics, cooks, nurses and especially hairdressers) due to irritation / chemical...
by Dr Mary Judge
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: general eczema discussions
Topic: Advice needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

Re: Advice needed!

Sorry to hear you are suffering from what sounds like infected scalp eczema. Have you seen a dermatologist? You should have full skin exam, review of current skin treatment and skin swabs to see what germs are on your skin. That will help to guide correct antibiotic treatment (you will need braoad s...
by Dr Mary Judge
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: general eczema discussions
Topic: What should I do?
Replies: 2
Views: 1864

Re: What should I do?

Your story is unusual. It would help to know your age and any personal or family history of skin problems. You have been told you have eczema but it did not itch or irritate until you used Elocon. Eczema is itchy so could it be something else. We rarely biopsy typical eczema so that's another oddity...
by Dr Mary Judge
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: ichthyosis
Topic: Suitable cream for ichthyosis
Replies: 2
Views: 3462

Re: Suitable cream for ichthyosis

Dear Andika, Have you been told what type of Ichthyosis you have? There are 20 + different types of congenital ichthyosis. Some are scaly all over with red or inflammed skin, some people have fragile skin which blisters easily and some have dry scaly skin with eczema. It helps to know which ichthyos...
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