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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Not necessarily : You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can make sure there is nothing else causing this problem.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Thick skin: The term thick skinned is used to refer to someone who is not easily upset by criticism. Some have used it to describe lack of empathy. A more lite ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Thick skin: A compounded medication called vitamin c palmitate 30% applied twice a day to the skin has been shown to thicken skin in some patients.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Thin skin: Like around the eyes. That's usually the first place a person notices wrinkles. The palms and soles have the thickest skin and rarely wrinkle except ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
More Information: It's hard to know without more information. Is this something you've always had? Or is it new? Does it itch? Is it everywhere? Or only in certain plac ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Benjamin
16 years experience in Podiatry
Probable Fungus: Sounds like toenail fungus causing build up under nail and nail changes. Topical or oral medication can help. Visit a local podiatrist for further e ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Carrison
33 years experience in Emergency Medicine
It can?: Tinea versacolor is the most common type of skin "fungus" that causes color changes. After it is treated the color usually returns to normal. There ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Hoffman
39 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Athletes foot: Dry between your toes well after you bathe. Buy an OTC spray to control the fungus. Use absorbent- not all cotton socks to wick away perspiration. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
A lot of options: This could be nothing but it could also be a sign of some systemic disease. Iron deficiency is always something to consider but there are probably a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience in Dermatology
Dark skin: It is probably due to sun exposure or melasma due to hormones and sun exposure.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
FUNGUS INFECTION: It is treated with oral antifungal rx like Lamisil (terbinafine) 250 mg. Daily x 3 months. Make sure to check liver function tests.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Several things..: If this is something new or sort of reccuring in warmer/summer months and fade over winter, occuring on chest/back etc..Likely tinea versicolor (fungu ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Uncertain.: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Gree ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Yes and No: Skin rejuvenation takes on many forms. Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, ablative and non-ablative laser resurfacing can all be classi ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience in Dermatology
Neither: Shea butter is an excellent moisturizer, but it neither lightens nor darkens the skin.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience in Dermatology
It depends: To better answer your question, we'd need to know what the cause of the thickened skin is. And we'd need to know the location. Thickened skin could be ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
16 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Maybe: Dark skin people have a higher likelihood of pigmentary changes after skin treatments. There are very good lasers and skin products today that can hel ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
No.: Sunlight will make your skin darker if you apply coconut oil and sunbathe, because coconut oil is a poor sunscreen. But coconut oil by itself will no ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Varies : Varies eyelids are about 0.5 mm thick with palma and soles up to 4 mm thick.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See dermatologist: Can be many things. See a dermatologist for evaluation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
35 years experience in Dermatology
Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is your best bet, although its white unusual to have hair on the soles of your feet.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Seborrheic: Dermatitis. Try Hydrocortisone cream otc.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
FLAKY NASOLABIALS: This may be seborrheic dermatitis. With no photo i cannot be sure. Shampoo your scalp (yes, scalp) daily with a tar shampoo. Use an o-t-c Hydrocortiso ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. RADHA SYED
51 years experience in Gynecology
Thick skin discharge: The passage of skin like tissue in menstrual flow is called an endometrial cast.Occasionally the entire endometrial lining comes out during the menstr ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Poss yeast vaginitis: Discharge and redness are very consistent with a yeast vaginitis, but findings could potentially be related to allergy or sensitivity to the material ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
Many possibilities: Many causes include eczema or atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, perioral derm, contact derm or allergic reaction, irritant dermatitis, dryness ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Keller
39 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Exfoliation: Or better, you are not exfoliating. When our skin is healthy we shed it every 4 weeks. When our skin is damaged we don't shed the outer layer as ofter ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Might be callus : A podiatrist can help remove and figure out if being caused by faulty biomechanics.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience in Podiatry
Why: Doing such an activity places you at risk for blisters and burns that have greater implications in their risks.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
17 years experience in Dermatology
Depends: There are many causes of thick skin, from psoriasis to certain genetic conditions with hyperkeratosis. Thick skin in one area could be simply callous ... Read More
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