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Raynauds, chronic swelling-hands & feet, joint pain & grinding, gerd, spider veins 3+yrs. Now skin hardening dr. Took biopsy & ana- is it scleroderma?

Raynauds, chronic swelling-hands & feet, joint pain & grinding, gerd, spider veins 3+yrs. Now skin hardening dr. Took biopsy & ana- is it scleroderma?

INDEED A: A possibility.
Please be in the care of a rheumatologist. This is not a joke of a diagnosis. You should be tested immediately for scl-70 antibody also called topoisomerase i. If positive two options are possible systemic scleroderma and systemic le.
Do not delay and good luck to you! ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Thick Skin (Definition)

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 literal definition is increased depth of the tissue ...Read more


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How do you get rid of thick skin on feet soles?

How do you get rid of thick skin on feet soles?

Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is your best bet, although its white unusual to have hair on the soles of your feet. ...Read more

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What could dark brown and thick skin on my foot be?

What could dark brown and thick skin on my foot be?

Needs evaluation: You should have that looked at to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with thick skin around a hole on my foot?

What can I do to deal with thick skin around a hole on my foot?

See a doctor: A hole in your foot is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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Who has developed thick skin on the bottom of their feet from going barefooted that cracks and bleeds?

Who has developed thick skin on the bottom of their feet from going barefooted that cracks and bleeds?

Moisturize: Use a skin lotion/moisturizing cream on your heels on a regular basis. Use of a pumice stone can be helpful and is a safe way to gently remove buildup. This often needs to be done on a regular basis.

If you have dry heels with painful cracks, or are diabetic or have peripheral vascular disease, seek care from a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How to remove thick skin on top of feet?

How to remove thick skin on top of feet?

Topical keratolytics: Several moisturizers over the counter have ingredients that over time will help minimize thicker skin: look for products that have one of the following ingredients: lactic acid, urea, salicyclic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid. The caveat is that you have to continue using ingredient to maintain benefit. ...Read more

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I have pus formed inside the thick skin on the base of my foot. Who can help?

Many choices: Your primary care doctor, an urgent care or walk-in clinic, or a podiatrist can all examine and treat, including removing callus and/or draining an infection if necessary. If you are diabetic, have poor circulation or there is a very deep/complicated/badly infected wound, you may need to see a podiatrist or general surgeon, but even then primary or urgent care can get you started. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of thick skin on feet. Calluses?

How do you get rid of thick skin on feet. Calluses?

Callus removal: Calluses build up from wear and tear, and may be worse with dry skin. Otc home remedies include a pumice stone or pediegg type of device (helps to soak feet first), or many salons can do a pedicure. If severe, if blisters or bleeding underneath callus, or if you have diabetes or sensory nerve problems, best to see primary care doc or podiatrist. A good moisturizing foot cream can help prevent. ...Read more

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I have blister formed inside the thick skin on the base of my foot. Pop it?

No!!: Absolutely not. If you do, there is no barrier against an infection. Let it heal and the blister will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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I get a strange callus/skin hardening on my heels?

I get a strange callus/skin hardening on my heels?

What is strange: About it? Callouses are caused by pressure or friction. It is not uncommon to find callous on the heels. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin hardening?

What is the definition or description of: Skin hardening?

Skin hardening: Increased toughness of body's outer layer of tissue. ...Read more

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I have thick skin growing from under my toenail, what is that?

I have thick skin growing from under my toenail, what is that?

It could be fungus: Toenail fungal infections, onychomycosis, are characterized by thicking of the nail plate, discoloration (usually yellowish brown) lossening of the nail and accumulation of debris between the nail plate and nail bed. It is also possible that you are developing a corn on the end of your toe as a result of the toe being too long or becoming deformed. A quick exam can determine this. ...Read more

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What causes thick skin under the toenail the nail is curving around the thickened skin buildup

What causes thick skin under the toenail the nail is curving around the thickened skin buildup

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 evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a natural skin hardening with age?

Not really: Aged skin is thinner, more loose and wrinkly. It get stiffer or harder with prolonged sun exposure and a few uncommon diseases. The skin also with time, becomes a "garden" for growing various benign lesions, pigmentary spots and a few tumors some of which need attention. ...Read more

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How could you get rid of the thickened skin under a toenail. This is not a fungus. Just thick skin?

How could you get rid of the thickened skin under a toenail. This is not a fungus. Just thick skin?

See a podiatrist: This sounds like an issue beyond self-help measures such as "bathroom surgery'. The thickened skin may be callusing over a bone spur, which might need to be addressed. ...Read more

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What exactly do they mean by skin hardening, thickening, and shiny?

Exactly what it says: If your skin is losing its normal pliability and feels "hard" under your fingers, it's "hardening". If it feels thicker than normal skin, it's "thickening". And if it reflects more light than normal, it's "shiny". Those changes are often used to describe scleroderma and its clinical variants, especially when accompanied by stiff joints & cold fingers/toes. ...Read more

Skin Hardening (Definition)

Increased toughness of body's ...Read more