Treating Cuts & Scrapes

Date: 08/13/2012

Like any child, those with ichthyosis are likely to get occasional cuts and scrapes. Unlike other children, however, children with ichthyosis may require uncommon treatments for otherwise common occurrences. Consultation with the child’s parents and, if possible, the physician, should guide treatment for common incidents. Following are a few general guidelines. 

This information is provided as a service to patients and parents of patients who have ichthyosis.  It is not intended to supplement appropriate medical care, but instead to complement that care with guidance in practical issues facing patients and parents.  Neither the Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc., Board of Directors, Publications Review Committee, Medical & Scientific Advisory Board, nor Foundation staff and officials endorse any treatments or products reported here.  All issues pertaining to the care and treatment of patients with ichthyosis should be discussed with a dermatologist experienced in the treatment of this complex disease.