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What is the best treatment for thickened skin?

What is the best treatment for thickened 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.

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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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My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous. Any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous. Any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

Hmm: Is it a callus or a mole? I'd get checked to confirm what is is as dark spots can be suspicious for skin cancer and other things. Please see your doctor for a full exam.

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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?

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?

Keratolytic creams: For non diabetics. Soak feet in aveno oatmeal bath for 20 to 30 minutes and apply a keratolytic cream such as 20% urea (carmol 20) or 6% salicylic acid. Stronger creams are available from your dermatologist.

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Is it bad to have thick skin?

Is it bad to have thick skin?

Not necessarily: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can make sure there is nothing else causing this problem.

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What is the definition or description of: Thick skin?

What is the definition or description of: Thick skin?

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.

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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.

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Thick skin under my fingernails how to treat?

Thick skin under my fingernails how to treat?

FUNGUS INFECTION: It is treated with oral antifungal rx like Lamisil (terbinafine) 250 mg. Daily x 3 months. Make sure to check liver function tests.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to to get thick skin on your butt cheeks?

How to to get thick skin on your butt cheeks?

Thick skin: A compounded medication called vitamin c palmitate 30% applied twice a day to the skin has been shown to thicken skin in some patients.

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Hello. How can I prevent hard thick skin from growing back at the location where a corn was removed? Thanks

Hello. How can I prevent hard thick skin from growing back at the location where a corn was removed? Thanks

Corn: Wear wider shoes Unfortunately, the corn/ callus is a skins response to pressure. It will never go away until the pressure is removed.

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Is thin or thick skin more susceptible to wrinkles?

Is thin or thick skin more susceptible to wrinkles?

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.

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How to to get thick skin on your heels so you can walk on hot surfaces?

How to to get thick skin on your heels so you can walk on hot surfaces?

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.

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Is it bad to have thick skin on your hands?

Is it bad to have thick skin on your hands?

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.

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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.

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I'm on my period I passed 2 things that look like thick skin. Should I go see my dr?

I'm on my period I passed 2 things that look like thick skin. Should I go see my dr?

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.

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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?

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?

Concerned: 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.

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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.

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What types of breast cancer cause thick skin?

What types of breast cancer cause thick skin?

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..

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