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Exfoliation in ichthyosis
Will exfoliation help in ichthyosis or very dry skin? Or will make it worse? Can I apply coconut oil on the body in ichthyosis?
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Hi You can do mild exfoliation using loofa during bath and apply mositurizer or coconut oil over damp skin to seal the moisture.
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Oil application good..few creams available.. for detailed prescription do direct online consultation with photos
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Ichthyosis and dryness of skin have impaired skin barrier . If you induce more Exfoliation , this can lead to more loss of protective skin barrier . Actually Dermatologist prescribe good topical moisturising creams to maintain this barrier in such skin conditions. These creams / moisturisers also helps to retain water and keep skin moist, helps to loose dead layers of skin. Yes you can apply coconut oil after bath
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