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Ictheosis and was reading about isotretinoin as part of a

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ictheosis and was reading about isotretinoin as part of a treatment in the UK. Is this advisable?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No I have not seen a Dr.. I am taking Tykosyn and ramapril for a heart issue.
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: my health is great fo a 72 year old. No family history.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: just some surgeries, back, hip, etc
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 12 months ago.

Hi. I am Dr Abid.Welcome to Just Answer and thank you for the question.
I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply.

Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 12 months ago.

Please let me know , do you have dry skin and Ictheosis like issue ?

Regards .

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Very dry, scales and itching. Icthyosis is from my mothers side of the family, my sisters son has it also.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Mostly on legs, arms and back.
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 12 months ago.

Thanks for info ...

Regarding your concern I want to share with you some important facts , first of all Isotretinoin is available in UK , But this is only indicated for severe form of Acne and not for Ictheiosis , as acne is oily like skin condition but you have totally opposite to that , dry scaly skin .

Regards .

Please let me know if you have further quires .

Positive feedback will be appreciated .

Thanks .