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Dr. Scott Keith
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Fragile Skin (Overview)

Fragile skin is a clinical finding in which the skin is more brittle and prone to breaking. This can occur with malnutrition, aging, hypothyroidism.


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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

Dr. Scott Keith
8 doctors shared insights

Fragile Skin (Overview)

Fragile skin is a clinical finding in which the skin is more brittle and prone to breaking. This can occur with malnutrition, aging, hypothyroidism.


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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

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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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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed if needed by a doctor
Once
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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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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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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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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