Polygon-shaped scales on the skin

Causes and Symptoms of Ichthyosis Vulgaris

By Dr Sandesh Gupta , Dermatology Often confused with extremely dry skin, ichthyosis vulgaris is generally an inherited condition whereby dead skin cells accumulate as thick, dry scales on your skin’s surface. Sometimes referred to as fish scale disease or fish skin disease, ichthyosis vulgaris scales usually appear during early childhood and…