Is there a cure for
No one really knows, most of the medical research and diagnosis has
been for treating the presenting symptoms of the condition and not much has been put aside for its
The bottom line is this...
all know how society and the almighty dollar work. Yes even when it comes
to the lives of several thousand people if not millions, they claim 1 out
of every 6000 people suffer from Ichthyosis. There is no money for research or even interested
parties willing to finance a remedy or possible cure. They claim it is hereditary
and other forms of Ich are from birth. They have recently found a gene
which has a lot to do with only one form of Ich. But the bottom line for
me was knowing that after so many trips to dermatologist and doctors and
having had to go through most of my life in seclusion or embarrassed to be
out in public and around others led me to find an alternative course of
action. I was getting tired of hearing the same thing..."I can give you
something to relieve the itching", "I can give you something to bathe
with" " sorry there isn't much I can do, you should see a dermatologist",
Here have this prescription filled and use it in your bath water" .
Yeah ok, I am a grown man who doesn't
particularly care to take "Bubble" baths anymore. And just wants it to go
I was getting tired of using a dinner
knife on my arms and legs and leaving a trail of skin flakes in my bed
sheets, not being able to walk or bend over and having no one to care about me because I was a "Fish" out of
Which is the reason for my dedication
and devoted method of getting rid of Ich.
Anyway, to answer the question....No,
I don't think it can be killed. But it can be controlled and made to go
away for periods at a time, even long periods. Yes, I firmly believe
it can, because I have done so. What works for me, may not work for
others, but I am sure that in extreme cases and very bad cases of crusty
skin, bloody cracks and flakes, one could not ignore what I have come up
with and apply the same methods to their course of treatment.
I am willing to discuss what I do and
how my Ichthyosis has controlled my life and what I do to "control" it.
And offer any support I can to those of you wishing to find alternative
methods for controlling your condition.