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Fitness instructor painful “fish scale” skin caused by hereditary genetic disease

Brittany Mickens, 31, said it wasn't until she was 18 that she finally learned what caused her skin to form a thick scaly-like texture.(MDW features) A fitness instructor in Virginia who struggled with painful skin problems throughout her childhood and adolescence said it was not until she turned 18 that she learned why her skin had a thick, shell-like texture [19659004] "I was misdiagnosed as a child and was told I had really bad eczema," Brittany Mickens, 31, told MDW features. "When I was the first born I rushed to a nearby child's hospital in Washington DC because they didn't know what was wrong with me, and eventually I learned that I wouldn't be living past a year." BRIDE-TO-BEARINGS GIVEN 3 STATUS TRANSLATION AFTER THE BAD INFECTION But when Mickens went to college, she saw a new dermatologist who diagnosed her with ichthyosis, which according to the American Academy of Dermatology is a group of skin diseases that cause extremely dry , thick and scaly skin that often addresses the appearance of the fish shell. (MDW properties) While there are over 20 different types of the disease, the most common is ichthyosis volgaris, which usually begins in childhood. Mild disease diseases are often criticized for dry skin, but if twice daily moisturizer fails to address the problem, patients are encouraged to seek the help of a dermatologist. Children with the disease usually acquire it through a gene from one or both parents, even if the parents themselves had no symptoms.…

A fitness instructor in Virginia who struggled with painful skin problems throughout her childhood and adolescence said it was not until she turned 18 that she learned why her skin had a thick, shell-like texture [19659004] “I was misdiagnosed as a child and was told I had really bad eczema,” Brittany Mickens, 31, told MDW features. “When I was the first born I rushed to a nearby child’s hospital in Washington DC because they didn’t know what was wrong with me, and eventually I learned that I wouldn’t be living past a year.”

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But when Mickens went to college, she saw a new dermatologist who diagnosed her with ichthyosis, which according to the American Academy of Dermatology is a group of skin diseases that cause extremely dry , thick and scaly skin that often addresses the appearance of the fish shell.

(MDW properties)

While there are over 20 different types of the disease, the most common is ichthyosis volgaris, which usually begins in childhood. Mild disease diseases are often criticized for dry skin, but if twice daily moisturizer fails to address the problem, patients are encouraged to seek the help of a dermatologist.

Children with the disease usually acquire it through a gene from one or both parents, even if the parents themselves had no symptoms.

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Mickens told MDW Functions that she would often stare at because the medications prescribed to treat her misdiagnoses would only work for a few weeks at a time, but her mother set a strong will of self-love in her from a young age.

“She would often make me look in the mirror and repeat” I love you, you are beautiful, “over and over”, Mickens MDW Features told. “And one day I finally realized what she was doing, and I’m so grateful to her for making me do it.”

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After visiting dermatologists up to eight times a year during most of her life, Mickens has turned to a combination of shea butter, essential oils, gold binding, ultrasonic renewal and cocoa butter Vaseline for to protect her skin, as well as a nocturnal addition of Jamaican black castor oil.

“I absolutely love me a little,” she told the MDW features. “I am grateful to be me. How I feel myself keeps my attitude positive and wants to inspire others.”

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