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A 35-year-old member asked:

is it possible to go to the emergency room for rough skin?

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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes and no: You can go to the ed for rough skin but you will likely wait a long time and probably not receive the attention that you deserve. The ed will be focused on treating life threatening problems. They will also likely refer you to a dermatologist. You would be better served scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist and avoiding the inconvenience and expense of the emergency department.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What can I do about my constant rough skin?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Where? Why? When?: There are several more questions that need to be asked and answered prior to providing a definitive answer. Rough skin is generally due to hyperkeratosis and this can generally be treated with exfoliation. However first determine the cause and then definitive recommendations can be made. Start with your internist or dermatologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What can I do to help smooth my rough skin?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Treat it right......: While you can't eliminate scars, you can minimize their appearance. This starts with treating your skin well. Don't smoke, avoid excessive sun and tanning beds, use a moisturizer and a sunblock daily. See a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon or dermatologist for even more effective treatments.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it common for people who live in hot temperature areas to have dark, rigid, rough skin?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
I think they are: Unrelated. Consult your dermatologist.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are remedies for rough skin?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Many options: I would consullt a dermatologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Little patches of slightly brown slightly red, raised and rough skin. Should i be worried?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Probably ok: try using over the counter cortisone creams to see if this will help it get better. if it doesn't after a week, consider seeing your doctor for a stronger topical steroid ointment

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