Committed to the ongoing provision of an information network and support structure for individuals and families affected by ichthyosis

Caring For Ichthyosis

There is no cure for ichthyosis, but it can be treated and managed. There are many types of ichthyosis and each type is unique to each individual and depending on the type, may be inherited differently.

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Author: Liz Dale

Fundraise for the Ichthyosis Support Group

Set up a fundraising page on the ISG website. Using our online form will be the easiest way to get sponsorship from far and wide and the collecting is done for you – so no chasing up sponsors!

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Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £819.98

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Meet our members

Some of our members have generously shared their personal stories of living with ichthyosis. These stories feature many types of ichthyosis from a wide range of people.

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Author: Mandy Aldwin-Easton

Impact of ichthyosis

3 hrs

is the average time people spend a day treating their skin

45

is the collective number of different emollients used by members

97%

of people stated having ichthyosis affects more than just their skin

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New stories

  • Easyfundraising

    Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Ichthyosis Support Group with Easyfundraising? Read more

  • Psychosocial support research

    If your child has been diagnosed with a skin condition, then you are invited to take part in a research study exploring the experiences of psychosocial support for children and their carers. Read more

  • Back-order Luke and the tiger storybook

    SOLD OUT but more arriving soon. Place your order now. -Luke and the tiger is an inspirational storybook about a boy with ichthyosis for children aged 3-7 years. On his adventure Luke realises he is not the only one with a special skin. Read more

  • Webinar: Ichthyosis is not just a bit of dry skin

    Watch this online webinar with Professor Edel O'Toole and researcher Dr William Davies discussing ichthyosis and answering viewers questions. Read more

  • Summary of Hair and Scalp Care Discussion Session

    The dermatology team from Birmingham Children's hospital shared their expertise with ISG members and answered questions to help them manage their hair and scalp problems. Read more

Latest events

  • ISG Family Winter Quiz

    Get together with your "Ichthyfamily", family and friends for this exciting, fun, Winter quiz on Sunday 12th December at 5pm. Read more

  • ISG Christmas Raffle

    Enter for your chance to win a prize! Over £400 worth of prizes available. Read more

  • Climb Snowdon Challenge

    Celebrate our 25th Anniversary and tick 'Climb a Mountain' off your bucket list! Join us for a challenge to remember on 1st May 2022. Read more