When To Call A Professional
Because ichthyosis can make the skin a less effective barrier to infection, it is important to contact a physician if you develop a fever or redness of the skin.
With continued effective treatment and good advice about skin care, ichthyosis is usually very manageable. Some forms of ichthyosis improve after childhood. Rare forms of ichthyosis can be life threatening, even in infancy, if skin problems are severe.
American Academy of Dermatology P.O. Box 4014 Schaumburg, IL 60168-4014 Phone: (847) 330-0230 Toll-Free: (888) 462-3376 Fax: (847) 330-0050 http://www.aad.org/