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snakey skin??

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 7, 2007
  • 02:30 AM

Hello friends
i'm a 23yrs old african american in NYC. and for long i can remeber i have
this snake like skin. like these little black spots usually fall off if i scrub hard enough , but it grows back. it all over my torso area, my legs, arms, and not i think it's on my ears too. no health insurance too see a derm and a dead beat job to get a clinc visit. so does anybody have any clues or know what it is?

thanks alot to whoever is reading this?

my -email is gimmepass1@yahoo.com , if you need more info

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  • Ichthyosis? There are 20 different types and the condition is genetically acquired. The most rare type occurs in 1 per 1 million! I have heard this condition described as alligator-like skin. Here is a great site to explain the condition: http://www.answers.com/topic/ichthyosis?cat=healthBest of luck!
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