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fragile skin in the elderly

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Genetic Skin Problem: People who have very fragile skin that bruises easily without being on blood thinners or age-related may have one of several genetic conditions that c ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
34 years experience Dermatology
Moisturizers: Hydrate the skin as often as possible, and avoid water as much as possible...Cereve cream and restaderm are wonderful1.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
Yes: Eat a diet that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vit c, beta-carotene and magnesium to nourish your skin from the inside out. (fatty fish like salmon, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fragile skin: Skin is the outermost tissue on the body. Fragile skin is delicate & may be easily damaged.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure: As described, not sure what this could be? Best for you to have it actually examined in person by a health care provider. Good luck.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Except epidermis: Blood vessels are present in all layers of the skin, except the topmost layer, epidermis. You may consult this site for additional information. http: ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Loss of collagen: 2 major factors influencing aging are genetics and environment. People are genetically programmed to age at a certain rate--this can be accelerated by ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gataky
58 years experience Dermatology
White hair?: It sounds as if you are speaking of a conditon called poliosis, which is a localized patch of white hair on the frontal scalp (forelock), but it can ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
37 years experience Podiatry
Pinky toe: Although it may not be structurally the most "fragile" bone in the body, the most often broken bone in the body is the 5th (or pinky) toe. In some sp ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Healing Rates: Many factors. Those areas of the body with the greatest blood flow will heal faster. Those wounds that do not have factors working against them like f ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Skin cancer is not contagious.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: If one's skin is thicker, the skin tissue on top of the veins will make the veins less visible. If one's skin is darker, the darker color wi ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Feierabend
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Vit B-12: People frequently feel flushing, usually of face, sometimes to the point that they are unable to take it. The feet swelling would suggest something el ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes.: Sometimes with a head injury the brain will bleed and a large clot is formed (hematoma). This can cause neurological symptoms that may necessitate rem ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Epidermolysis Bullos: Epidermolysis bullosa (eb).
A male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Harsh : Chlorine is very hard on the hair and the skin. Try to use conditioner for the hair and good bit d cream or the like for your skin this will help
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: the hair follicles in the scalp thicken the skin significantly. The back and soles of the feet are also very thick.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Nasal/ear: These are the thinest cartilages- nasal septum and outer ear.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankur Dharia
20 years experience Podiatry
All and none: All the bones are susceptible to fracture under the right stresses or types of injury. The heel bone is like an egg, hard shell, with soft inner bone ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
12 years experience Dermatology
No: There is a mite called the demodex mite that lives in our hair follicles and is thought to cause rosacea. Otherwise, our pores are too small for paras ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Deformities due to: Bones remain brittle and as you age there are deformities dure to repeated fractures, there are different kinds from type1 to type8.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Several: Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
50 years experience Rheumatology
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a condition manifested by loss of total bone mass and which is a consequence of aging. Women develop the condition at an earlier age ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Lips: Epidermis in lips? Good question . It's mucous membrane.

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