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Home Remedies For Thick Skin
It depends: To better answer your question, we'd need to know what the cause of the thickened skin is. And we'd need to know the location. Thickened skin could be the result of psoriasis, eczema, poor hygiene, etc. So without additional information, it's difficult to answer your question. ...Read more
My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous. Any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?
What is the best home treatment for very sore achy heals which have a very thick tough skin? Also what's the best lotion for dry sandpaper-like feet?
Thick skin: 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 lining the outer body. ...Read more
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
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
Needs evaluation: You should have that looked at to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more
Who has developed thick skin on the bottom of their feet from going barefooted that cracks and bleeds?
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
Hello. How can I prevent hard thick skin from growing back at the location where a corn was removed? Thanks
Thin skin: Like around the eyes. That's usually the first place a person notices wrinkles. The palms and soles have the thickest skin and rarely wrinkle except in very old age. ...Read more
No good way: Thicker soles will not make it easier to walk on hot surfaces. Wear protective shoes so that you do not injury your feet. ...Read more
Depends: There are many causes of thick skin, from psoriasis to certain genetic conditions with hyperkeratosis. Thick skin in one area could be simply callouses or warts. Thick skin all over the hand can sometimes impede movement, crack & get infected, or retain moisture. See a dermatologist if it bothers you or if you feel something else is going on. ...Read more
Uterine lining: When you have period the lining is shedding. This is usually not noted. Sometimes, you will see it. It can also be fibrin, a product of blood coagulation. Either way, nothing to worry about. ...Read more
I'm currently on my period and I noticed flesh like discharge on my pad. It looked like thick skin. What could it be. Should I be concerned. This os th?
Yes you should be concerned! I am confident that this happens in many women but quickly controlled. Please see your Gynecologist.
On a separate note, I had a great time at U Sydney medical school for 7 years before moving on to America (St. Louis) for two years. Getting back was tough so I am now practicing in Michigan (USA) for about 45 years. ...Read more
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
Inflammatory: Inflammatory breast carcinoma can cause rednes, swelling and thickening of the breast skin. Other types of breast cancer may also invade the subcutaneous or dermal tissue resulting in thickening of the skin. There are also noncancerous causes for skin thickening. Definitely breast evaluation by a breast care specialist is advisable.. ...Read more
I have small round patches of very thick skin. They seem almost like scales. I also have eczema all over. This looks much different than the eczema.
Person 2 person eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more
I'm 16 male and have got extra skin growth on thumb which is thick skin and irritates meee please help mee?
Wart?: There is nothing to offer you without an examination. Please go see your physician. ...Read more
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
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
See a doctor: A hole in your foot is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more
I finished my bc pill 3 days ago and last night I suffered cramps and this morning thick thick skin, quite large was on my sanitary pad, what is it?
Thick skin discharge: The passage of skin like tissue in menstrual flow is called an endometrial cast.Occasionally the entire endometrial lining comes out during the menstrual flow and can cause cramps when its coming out. It can be normal but please see your gyn for further evaluation. ...Read more
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