Retinoids. You’ve heard of them, and maybe been prescribed them. You may have heard that some people say they are a wonder drug that made their ichthyosis go away, but others say scary, scary things about them.
We’ve previously written about sorting out the names of different retinoids and discussed how much one retinoid costs [...]
I was excited to listen to Dr. Giovanna Zambruno’s presentation at the UNITI conference this past weekend in Bari, Italy. Dr. Zambruno is with the Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata (IDI-IRCCS), Laboratory of Molecular and Cell Biology in Rome. The title of her presentation to UNITI was “New topical formulation of Tazarotene: clinical trial’s preliminary results” [...]
Monday’s guest post by Chandra Rogers about how her Aquaphor-laden clothes started smoldering (and could have caught on fire) got me thinking: Were there any other reported instances of Aquaphor catching on fire? After we published Chandra’s post, I did a quick Google search for “Aquaphor combustion” and saw a scientific study published about the [...]
Skin is the biggest organ in our body. It protects us from injury and invasion from bacteria and viruses, and protects us from losing body heat and water through evaporation. It regenerates itself about every 28 days, and faster in some areas and after an injury. If you stretched out your skin on a flat [...]
We are currently aware of four separate research projects that are seeking people with ichthyosis to participate in their studies. These projects are Keith Choate’s Gene Discovery Project at Yale, Amy Paller’s Palmoplantar Keratoderma treatment with CD5789 study (sponsored by Galderma), the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin survey, and the Harvard Hearing Loss [...]