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Hardening Of Skin
Skin thickening: When the skin thickens it may be due to obesity if it occurs in areas near the joints such as the elbows. Other wise see your doctor to get it properly diagnosed and to start treatment. If it is a callous under your feet or in areas of friction, it is fine to use a stone or file sold for that purpose and remove it. The callous will soften after soaking your feet in water. ...Read more
Left arm hardening of the skin tightness, numb, dis colored, blotchy. No sensation. Feels dead to the touch.
Skin: Start with a visit to your doctor but you might need a referral to a Neurologist. ...Read more
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
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
Scleroderma: Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The word “scleroderma” comes from two greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations of the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Besides scleroderma what can cause skin that is tightening fingers & neck, hardening hands & patches & lines on arms, legs, & trunk?
Skin itch ?
Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers