Ichthyosis vulgaris

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What is ichthyosis vulgaris?

Ichthyosis is a skin condition characterized as accumulated dead, dry, scaly skin cells that thicken on the skin's surface. It is also known as fish scale disease.

Common symptoms reported by people with ichthyosis vulgaris

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ichthyosis vulgaris

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Soriatane)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
ichthyosis vulgaris (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with ichthyosis vulgaris, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ichthyosis vulgaris

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
suicidal thoughts or urges
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Soriatane)
Perceived effectiveness
for ichthyosis vulgaris (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry lips
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
ichthyosis vulgaris (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
spasms in jaw
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ichthyosis vulgaris, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ichthyosis vulgaris on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 9
30s 13
40s 4
50s 6
60s 5
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 20
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 11
Female 31

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 28
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from ichthyosis vulgaris patients who have completed their condition history
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