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What causes fragile skin?

What causes fragile skin?

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 cause skin fragility. The most common cause like this is ehlers danlos syndrome. This is caused by a defect in the production of collagen in the skin and possibly other parts of the body (like blood vessels or joints) see your doctor. ...Read more

Thin Skin (Definition)

Skin is the outer layer of tissue on the body. Thin skin means that there is little depth or thickness. However, this may be referring to being overly -sensitive to criticism ...Read more


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Home remedies for raw dry fragile skin?

Home remedies for raw dry fragile skin?

Moisturizers: Hydrate the skin as often as possible, and avoid water as much as possible...Cereve cream and restaderm are wonderful1. ...Read more

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Home remedies for really dry fragile skin?

Home remedies for really dry fragile skin?

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, halibut and sardines, walnuts, flax seeds, yellow and orange fruits and veges, and chocolate!) long showers and baths can dehydrate skin! Use moisturizers (and or olive oil) and gentle cleansers. Exfoliate with yogurt, and drink plenty of water! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fragile skin?

What is the definition or description of: Fragile skin?

Fragile skin: Skin is the outermost tissue on the body. Fragile skin is delicate & may be easily damaged. ...Read more

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How can I repair extremely fragile skin not brought about by meds or age?

How can I repair extremely fragile skin not brought about by meds or age?

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 cause skin fragility. The most common cause like this is ehlers danlos syndrome. This is caused by a defect in the production of collagen in the skin and possibly other parts of the body (like blood vessels or joints) see your doctor. ...Read more

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Fragile skin on arms is this normal?

Fragile skin on arms is this normal?

Yes and No: The older we get, the more sun damage occurs and the more fragility of the skin takes over. Often people get easy bruising on the arms due to chronic long-term sun exposure and damage. This is called actinic purpura or senile purpura. However, there are some more serious causes of a problem like this. I would have your doctor or dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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Fragile skin on arms is this normal at 70?

Absolutely!: As you age, the sun gradually thins the skin of the arms. By the time you reach 70, that skin is typically quite thin. You might even get spontaneous bruises (actinic purpura) on your arms every now and then. This is entirely normal, don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Could Accutane lead to premature wrinkles because of extremely dry and fragile skin?

Could Accutane lead to premature wrinkles because of extremely dry and fragile skin?

Unlikely: Accutane decreases sebum production from your skin leading to a decrease in oily skin and less a acne. Over time it does dry out your skin, but usually temporarily. It would be highly unusual to have wrinkles attributable to accutane. They are more commonly due to over active muscle function and the normal aging process. ...Read more

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Could cushings syndrome affect the penis if you had or have it causing changes like scaling painfully sensitivity thinning fragile skin for no reason?

Could cushings syndrome affect the penis if you had or have it causing changes like scaling painfully sensitivity thinning fragile skin for no reason?

May be...: Since Cusihing's syndrome displays a constellation of signs & symptoms resulting from long-term systemic effects of exposure to cortisol. A similar change to penile skin from its effects could not be exempted, and manifested in a wide range of texture depending on age, duration of exposure, general health, other comorbidities, nutrition, etc. For individual detail, ask & talk with Doc timely. ...Read more

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My spinal disk connecting neck to head has a slight congenital thinness. Should I be concerned about a mild chronic neck pain?

My spinal disk connecting neck to head has a slight congenital thinness. Should I be concerned about a mild chronic neck pain?

No as disc space: Narrowing is a sign of us aging in terms of the spine which has been demonstrated to begin as early as 10 years of age with males showing signs on x-rays at an earlier age than females with smoking accelerating these changes as well as trauma and genetic basis. Don't sweat over the minor pain ...Read more

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Causes from skin to peel once on and under glans badly 5 years ago leaving skin to this day painfully sensitive thin fragile no STD I'm circumcised?

Painful genitals: I am not 100% sure I understand your question - but it sounds like you are asking about a continually painful penile lesion. I think a urologist needs to see that - and probably perform a biopsy to determine what is the problem. I once saw a case of Paget's disease of the genitals which should be on the differential diagnosis here.
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What in the world causes the penis skin to crack on and under glans I'm circumcised no STD to leave scarring thin fragile painfully sensitive skin?

What in the world causes the penis skin to crack on and under glans I'm circumcised no STD to leave scarring thin fragile painfully sensitive skin?

See a doctor: Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. In addition, this needs to be directly examined in order to even entertain possibilities. ...Read more

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Have thin skin on forearms that cause constant bruising. Is there a product that will help?

Have thin skin on forearms that cause constant bruising. Is there a product that will help?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753 ...Read more

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How to fix thin skin caused by overuse of hydrocortisone?

How to fix thin skin caused by overuse of hydrocortisone?

Irreversible: Typically the thinning of skin by high dose topical steroids is not reversible. Also, hydrocortisone is not usually thought of as high potency. It would be helpful to see a dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Question about a pressure sore. Is it bad care or thin skin that causes it?

No pressure, no sore: Normal skin can begin to break down, especially over bony prominences, after only 2 hours of unrelieved pressure. Thin skin would be even more susceptible, but the bottom line is: no pressure no sore. ...Read more

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Can I have surgery to remove thin-skin caused by using steroid cream to treat eczema?

Can I have surgery to remove thin-skin caused by using steroid cream to treat eczema?

It depends: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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I have very bad dark circles. Can you tell me the main cause? I have very very thin skin, allergies, hypermelanosis, DNS (blocked nose), genetic (from mom)

I have very bad dark circles. Can you tell me the main cause? I have very very thin skin, allergies, hypermelanosis, DNS (blocked nose), genetic (from mom)

Nasal congestion?: This can be a familial trait which cannot be eradicated permanently. On the other hand, dark circles (aside from not getting enough sleep) are often from nasal congestion and may be reversed by treating the nasal problem. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a thin skin?

What are the symptoms of a thin skin?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753 ...Read more

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Do veins show because of thin skin?

Do veins show because of thin skin?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753 ...Read more

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Is it possible to thicken very thin skin after using steroid creams?

Is it possible to thicken very thin skin after using steroid creams?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753 ...Read more

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Please tell me can dermal fillers mask thin skin to a certain extent?

Please tell me can dermal fillers mask thin skin to a certain extent?

Dermal Fillers???: Not likely. But best to seek in person examination from PS or Derm. ...Read more

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I am a male and I have had very smooth and thin skin in my groin on the inside of my highs for about a year now. It is reddish and purplish?

I am a male and I have had very smooth and thin skin in my groin on the inside of my highs for about a year now. It is reddish and purplish?

Skin: The dark moist areas of the body are prone to fungal infections. Please see your doctor and he/she will let you know what is going on or refer you to a dermatologist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there help for very thin skin?

Thin skin: More details about your problem are needed. Where is the thin skin. How do you know that it is thinner than normal? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Thin skin?

Thin Skin: Skin is the outer layer of tissue on the body. Thin skin means that there is little depth or thickness. However, this may be referring to being overly -sensitive to criticism or input from others. ...Read more

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Why have I suddenly got paper thin skin and 'fat'coming out of my pores? I nursed for 35 yrs and didn't ever come across this! ?

Many possibilities.: Sudden onset of skin thinning can be caused by an overactive thyroid, or one of several other hormonal problems. I don't know what "fat coming out of skin" means. You had best see your doctor, and get tested for underlying hormonal (or other) problems. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dark circles and below the eyes have thin skin. Help me?

Watch what ur eating: You may be allergic subclinically to food that you shouldn't be eating that is causing the veins and lymphatics in your lower lid to be more congested than normal, producing dark circles. Over time, it can be permanently hyperpigmented. So, you want to avoid that. Have a panel done by your PCP, or allergist and take a look at this. The skin appears thinner, b/c there's less subcutaneous fat there. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my face. Rencently I found it seems there is a layer of transparent thin skin covering the mole. What is it?

I have a mole on my face. Rencently I found it seems there is a layer of transparent thin skin covering the mole. What is it?

Moles: With changes in look or size need evaluation by PCP or a Dermatologist to look for infection or suspicion of malignant transformation ...Read more

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Hello sir... My penis size is 5.2 inches in length but my penis is connected to head with a thin skin. I want to cut that and increase my size?

Hello sir... My penis size is 5.2 inches in length but my penis is connected to head with a thin skin. I want to cut that and increase my size?

I agree w Dr.: Eastern. Please don't consider doing home surgical procedures on yourself. Can you imagine how badly you will feel it you developed a severe complication. See an urologist if you are concerned that there is an abnormality with your penis. ...Read more

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Taking alot of meds. Hair is damaged - dry/brittle/oily (need to wash daily/dandruff. Does this cause skin allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 mths

Taking alot of meds. Hair is damaged - dry/brittle/oily (need to wash daily/dandruff. Does this cause skin allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 mths

See dermatologist: First consider changing the shampoo or conditioner which may be too irritating for your scalp. Iron deficiency can cause hair loss as well. Since the names of medications are not given, you need to look for potential side effects from the medications also. It'd be a good idea for you to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I use or buy to help heal raw thin skin under glans that won't heal tried almost everything been this way for years now after skin crack bad?

See answer: Most important would be to see either a urologist and/or dermatologist to obtain accurate diagnosis. Your description most consistent with an eczema dermatitis. Since circumcised, fungal not likely. Important to rule out a contact dermatitis from soap, fabric softeners, laundry detergent, creams, etc. Chronic use of steroid creams will worsen. Vit e cream, aloe vera, or petroleum jelly may help. ...Read more

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I have very fine, thin skin, is there a way to make it thicker?

I have very fine, thin skin, is there a way to make it thicker?

Retin-A: Retin-a may thicken skin. But, if very thin nothing can make it dramatically thicker. ...Read more

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Why do anorexic people have thin skin often?

Why do anorexic people have thin skin often?

Nutrition: Your skin, is actually an organ of your body and it responds to food, or the lack of food. And it may not just be your skin that is thin, it may also have to do with the tissues underneith the skin. Poor nutritian can unfortunately adversely affect every part of the body. Finally and sadly, eating disorders can lead to death if left untreated. ...Read more

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What are some ways to strengthen a weakened skin barrier on thin skin?

What are some ways to strengthen a weakened skin barrier on thin skin?

Vitamin C: One way to thicken skin to to apply a compounded medication called vitamin c palmitate 30%. Fibroblasts need vitamin c in order to produce collagen. Oral vitamin c is not as effective. ...Read more

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When I erect I pull my skin so my head could come out, but the thin skin dosnt let the head go all the way out would it go away when losing virginity?

Phimosis: Soiunds like you have phimosis, where th foreskin is too tight. This is easily treated depending on ur age and desires. See a doctor as it won't go away with intercourse and may actually make intercourse painful. ...Read more

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Fragile Skin (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue on the body. Fragile skin is delicate & ...Read more