What is Acquired Ichthyosis?
Acquired Ichthyosis is a skin condition sometimes described as “fish scale skin.” It is a non-hereditary skin condition that makes its appearance for the first time in early adult life.It is found equally among both genders and all races. Internal diseases or with the use of certain medications may be associated with it’s development. The condition’s severity is different from person to person.
What are the symptoms of Acquired Ichthyosis?Common symptoms of Acquired Ichthyosis include the following:
- Dry, scaly skin
- Tile-like, small scales
- Scales colored white, dirty gray or brown — with darker-colored scales typically on darker skin
- Flaky scalp
- Deep, painful cracks in your skin