Ichthyosis and Social Security Disability Benefits
Icthysosis is a broad term for a series of mainly genetic skin disorders; these disorders are often characterized by the defining symptom of dry/scaly skin. One need only need to get the gene for this condition from one parent for it to appear, and it becomes more noticeable in the winter time (the time in which dry skin is most prevalent). Aside from the dry/scaly skin, other symptoms include itching and thickening of the skin. The condition can affect the entire body, but it is most severe on and around the legs.
Scratching of the dry skin can open wounds and leave opportunities for infections to occur.
Ichthyosis and Social Security Disability Benefits Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 8.02, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
8.02 Ichthyosis, with extensive skin lesions that persist for at least 3 months despite continuing treatment as prescribed.
The excessive drying of the skin can make open wounds easier to occur, which can make it difficult to work. One wrong move can cause an accident and a tear in the skin. This constant threat will not allow individuals to perform under most circumstances.