What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Ichthyosis

Ichthyosis is pathologically

Ichthyosis creates distinctive

Massage is definitely indicated

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dry skin-muck more severe

diamond-shaped "scales" on the

for this condition. It probably

 

than average dry skin.

skin, usually on the lower legs.

won't be a permanent solution

 

 

 

to this congenital problem, but

 

 

 

it can certainly make it better in

 

 

 

the short run. Take care to avoid

 

 

 

areas where cracking exposes

 

 

 

the blood to the possibility of in-

 

 

 

fection.

 

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