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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Skin Thickening (Overview)

Skin thickening. The skin is the outer tissue covering the exterior of the body. Increased skin depth can occur with some medical conditions.


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What is "skin thickening" or "hardening" in scleroderma?

What is "skin thickening" or "hardening" in scleroderma?

Fibrosis: Reactice process where fibroblasts produce new collagen and make skin harder and less supple. There is no good treatment for softening skin of s leroderma. Strong topical steroid creams may offer mild improvement. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Skin Thickening (Overview)

Skin thickening. The skin is the outer tissue covering the exterior of the body. Increased skin depth can occur with some medical conditions.


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What exactly do they mean by skin hardening, thickening, and shiny?

What exactly do they mean by skin hardening, thickening, and shiny?

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

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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. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of thickened skin underneath a toenail?

How can you get rid of thickened skin underneath a toenail?

Soak: Try soaking the foot with warm water and use a soft brush to remove the dry buildup of skin. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Get tested for food allergies
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What is the definition or description of: Skin thickening?

What is the definition or description of: Skin thickening?

Skin thickening: Skin thickening. The skin is the outer tissue covering the exterior of the body. Increased skin depth can occur with some medical conditions. ...Read more

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Insulin injection skin thickening?

Insulin injection skin thickening?

Injection site?: Usually people asking about this are asking if Insulin can cause thickening of the skin at an injection site; the answer is yes. The solution is to stop using that site until the skin thins back down. After that, rotate your injection sites regularly, and never use one site more often than any of the others. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Why is the skin thickening under my toenails?

Could be a fungus: But without seeing you or taking a culture, it's impossible to say. A podiatrist (in person) would be able to give you the answers you need. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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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