The FIRST community of physicians and patients is always happy to share their tips for coping with ichthyosis, or a related skin type, in the best way possible. From bathing and exfoliation, to tips on applying for social security disability (SSD), a wide variety of areas are discussed on FIRST's helpful Tools & Tips Sheets.  Select the topic below that most interests you.  Don't see a topic you're looking for?  Contact, with a topic suggestion.


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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 FIRST, its Board of Directors, Medical & Scientific Advisory Board, Board of Medical Editors, nor Foundation staff and officials endorse any treatments or products reported here.  All issues pertaining to the care of patients with ichthyosis should be discussed with a dermatologist experienced in the treatment of their skin disorder.

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