FIRST Celebrates 35 Years!
January 2, 2016 - In January of 1981, the very first official support group for patients affected by ichthyosis and related skin types opened its doors in San Francisco, California. Read More
FIRST Goes to Camp Horizon!
August 21, 2015 - FIRST staff members volunteered at Camp Horizon and joined the amazing staff and volunteers in Millville, PA for an exciting day of games and crafts. Read More
The Facts About Ichthyosis
April 29, 2015 - FIRST created information dispelling the myths associated with ichthyosis for members of the media as a quick reference. Our friends and members can also make use of this. Read More
Announcement from GeneDX
June 5, 2014 - Congenital ichthyosis and related disorders of cornification of the skin are a clinically and genetically very heterogeneous group of genetic disorders. Read More
Ichthyosis and Dogs
January 14, 2013 - Throughout the year, FIRST receives a number of emails from dog owners trying to find help for their dog affected with ichthyosis. Read More
A Dream Fulfilled with Hard Work
January 10, 2013 - Valerie is in inspiration to everyone. With hard work, determination, and a positive attitude, you can accomplish whatever you put your mind to. Read More
Nutrition and Ichthyosis
Because the skin is the largest organ of the body and because it has a very large surface area in contact with the environment, what happens to the skin has a significant impact on the whole body. Read More