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what causes skin break down in the elderly?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
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 constant sun exposure, smoking, and excessive drinking. The skin contains collagen which starts to deteriorate with time and thin out causing the skin to sag and wrinkle. Sun causes faster loss of collagen and damage to the skin.
Dr. Aradhna Saxena
Dermatology 19 years experience
Age-Related: As a patient ages, the skin gets thinner and more susceptible to injury from very minor trauma. The best way to protect the skin is to moisturize it with thick creams daily to twice daily. Examples include eucerin cream and vaseline intensive cream.

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How can you get rid of hard skin?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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See below: Most of the time a good moisturizing cream and pumice stone will do the trick.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How come when I smile wide my mouth trembles?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Essential tremor: This maybe part of an essential aka familial aka intention tremor. These are not serious but tend to run in families. They usually are seen most in hands when trying to lift things, are made worse by caffeine, stimulants and anxiety. If concerned consult a neurologist.
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What are the symptoms of an infected lip piercing?

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Piercing: Infections are characterized by redness, swelling and pus.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What could cause dry, flaking, irritated skin?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Many diseases : You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can find out the cause.
A 32-year-old female asked:

The skin between my buttocks is dark and im light skinned. What can I do ?

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Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology 35 years experience
Hydroquinone cream: Try hydroquinone cream. Rub in a small amount 2 times each day. You can find a 2% hydroquinone cream over the counter in most pharmacies. Natural liquorice extract is another treatment that works but is usually not as effective.

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