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Skin Tears Easily
Why would normal skin become thin and tear easily? If i bump myself lightly, my skin rips and i bleed pretty heavily. Recently found out my pituitary gland has stopped working and am on 20 mg./day of hydrocortisone. But endocrinologist says skin tearing i
Easy bruising: As you age skin is thinner ( less fat) so less protective effect on capillaries when there is even minor trauma . Alos medications like ASA, coumadin, (warfarin) blood thinners, fish oil, Vit E, ginko, ginger , steroids,estrogens make it easier to bleed or compromise the integrity of the skin .Conditions like liver disease, low platelets, vasculitis , B12, Vit K ,zinc deficiency affect bleeding. ...Read more
Tinea pedis: Tinea pedis is a fungal infection of the feet, common in people who wear closed shoes that trap moisture. It is characterized by flaking, cracking and peeling of the skin. This condition is treated with over the counter medications specifically for this purpose, and is prevented by keeping the feet dry and avoiding exposure from public showers, etc. ...Read more
I'm a 60 year old female, my skin on my forearms is thin and it tears and bruises very easily, what might be the cause?
BRUISING SKIN: IF YOU TAKE MEDICATIONS, THOSE MAY BE THE CAUSE. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR. ...Read more
My skin on my lower arms bruise and tear really easily. It takes a long time to heal. What causes this?
I'm a 34 yr old ex smoker but my skin is real thin for my age. Can retin a (tretinoin) thicken my skin enough that it won't tear so easily or heal so slowly?
YouEatEnoughProtein?: Retin-A is more of an exfoliant;it gets the cells cranking faster (faster "turnover")so that it can supposedly "rejuvinate"itself.Supposedly,the lower layers will thicken.But I've noticed that there is a great deal of individual variations in response to that med.It's pretty powerful. It's supposed to help with wrinkles, like the fine ones from smoking,but you'll need a dermatologist to supervise ...Read more
Several things : There are a variety of reasons: http://nell-rose.Hubpages.Com/hub/easy-bruising-and-thin-skin-the-causes-and-some-self-help-ideas. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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