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Doctor insights on: How To Treat A Thin Skin Shin Wound

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, red or bluish purple) around healing shin wound.?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, red or bluish purple) around healing shin wound.?

Uncertain: This may be a reaction to whatever topical medications you placed on and around the wound. If not you can discuss it with your physician

Thin Skin (Definition)

Skin is the outer layer of tissue on the body. Thin skin means that there is little depth or thickness. However, this may be referring to being overly -sensitive to criticism ...Read more


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My spinal disk connecting neck to head has a slight congenital thinness. Should I be concerned about a mild chronic neck pain?

My spinal disk connecting neck to head has a slight congenital thinness. Should I be concerned about a mild chronic neck pain?

No as disc space: Narrowing is a sign of us aging in terms of the spine which has been demonstrated to begin as early as 10 years of age with males showing signs on x-rays at an earlier age than females with smoking accelerating these changes as well as trauma and genetic basis. Don't sweat over the minor pain

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My son has a vein that bulges in forehead, is it possible for a blockage there that makes it swell? How to treat the blockage? Is it just thin skin?

My son has a vein that bulges in forehead, is it possible for a blockage there that makes it swell? How to treat the blockage? Is it just thin skin?

Vein in Forehead: Usually when you see a vein in the forehead it is because the skin overlies the bones of the skull with very little fat tissue to "hide" the blood vessels. There is nothing wrong with this, it is perfectly normal.

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Waste oil burn on my right leg. Silver cream treatment by first doc. Is it safe practice to manually remove dried flakes of silver cream on my wound by my second doc. I am treated first for 23 days with a silver cream. Second doc proceed with skin graft.

Waste oil burn on my right leg. Silver cream treatment by first doc. Is it safe practice to manually remove dried flakes of silver cream on my wound by my second doc. I am treated first for 23 days with a silver cream. Second doc proceed with skin graft.

Burn: You have to be quite careful with wounds caused by second or third degree burns because of the propensity for infection. A specialist in wound care may debride these wounds carefully but no one else should interfere with the healing process especially since a skin graft is planned.

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Is it possible to thicken very thin skin after using steroid creams?

Is it possible to thicken very thin skin after using steroid creams?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753

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I have a mole on my face. Rencently I found it seems there is a layer of transparent thin skin covering the mole. What is it?

I have a mole on my face. Rencently I found it seems there is a layer of transparent thin skin covering the mole. What is it?

Moles: With changes in look or size need evaluation by PCP or a Dermatologist to look for infection or suspicion of malignant transformation

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I have really thin skin, and all my blue veins show through. Does any skin cream help?

I have really thin skin, and all my blue veins show through. Does any skin cream help?

No.: Some well-meaning people will tell you that Retin-A cream will thicken the collagen layer of your skin; but the honest answer is that nothing we know of will make fair, translucent skin less translucent. A spray-on artificial tan will make the veins less notable temporarily, however.

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Have thin skin on forearms that cause constant bruising. Is there a product that will help?

Have thin skin on forearms that cause constant bruising. Is there a product that will help?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753

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How to fix thin skin caused by overuse of hydrocortisone?

How to fix thin skin caused by overuse of hydrocortisone?

Irreversible: Typically the thinning of skin by high dose topical steroids is not reversible. Also, hydrocortisone is not usually thought of as high potency. It would be helpful to see a dermatologist for further evaluation.

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I have very fine, thin skin, is there a way to make it thicker?

I have very fine, thin skin, is there a way to make it thicker?

Retin-A: Retin-a may thicken skin. But, if very thin nothing can make it dramatically thicker.

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Why do anorexic people have thin skin often?

Why do anorexic people have thin skin often?

Nutrition: Your skin, is actually an organ of your body and it responds to food, or the lack of food. And it may not just be your skin that is thin, it may also have to do with the tissues underneith the skin. Poor nutritian can unfortunately adversely affect every part of the body. Finally and sadly, eating disorders can lead to death if left untreated.

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What are some ways to strengthen a weakened skin barrier on thin skin?

What are some ways to strengthen a weakened skin barrier on thin skin?

Vitamin C: One way to thicken skin to to apply a compounded medication called vitamin c palmitate 30%. Fibroblasts need vitamin c in order to produce collagen. Oral vitamin c is not as effective.

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Do veins show because of thin skin?

Do veins show because of thin skin?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753

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My brother is diabetic & has a skin tear on his shin what OTC medicine should he use on it?

My brother is diabetic & has a skin tear on his shin what OTC medicine should he use on it?

Flap: If there is a flap of skin remaining let the flap stay and work as a natural bandage. I like to treat these dry. Sprinkle with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) powder (otc) and cover with coarse gauze. Tape only to gauze. No tape on skin.

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What to do if I have dark circles and below the eyes have thin skin. Help me?

What to do if I have dark circles and below the eyes have thin skin. Help me?

Watch what ur eating: You may be allergic subclinically to food that you shouldn't be eating that is causing the veins and lymphatics in your lower lid to be more congested than normal, producing dark circles. Over time, it can be permanently hyperpigmented. So, you want to avoid that. Have a panel done by your PCP, or allergist and take a look at this. The skin appears thinner, b/c there's less subcutaneous fat there.

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Hello sir... My penis size is 5.2 inches in length but my penis is connected to head with a thin skin. I want to cut that and increase my size?

Hello sir... My penis size is 5.2 inches in length but my penis is connected to head with a thin skin. I want to cut that and increase my size?

I agree w Dr.: Eastern. Please don't consider doing home surgical procedures on yourself. Can you imagine how badly you will feel it you developed a severe complication. See an urologist if you are concerned that there is an abnormality with your penis.

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What can I use or buy to help heal raw thin skin under glans that won't heal tried almost everything been this way for years now after skin crack bad?

What can I use or buy to help heal raw thin skin under glans that won't heal tried almost everything been this way for years now after skin crack bad?

See answer: Most important would be to see either a urologist and/or dermatologist to obtain accurate diagnosis. Your description most consistent with an eczema dermatitis. Since circumcised, fungal not likely. Important to rule out a contact dermatitis from soap, fabric softeners, laundry detergent, creams, etc. Chronic use of steroid creams will worsen. Vit e cream, aloe vera, or petroleum jelly may help.

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