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Doctor insights on: Thick Hands

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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. ...Read more

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I am concerned about my body shape. I have thin hands n thick thighs n big hips. I don't exercise regularly. What should be my daily regime and diet?

I am concerned about my body shape. I have thin hands n thick thighs n big hips. I don't exercise regularly. What should be my daily regime and diet?

Easy: exercise. Shift diet to veg, salad, fruit and fish twice weekly. Double check with your doc that nothing weird is going on - there are some rare diseases that can do it also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Woke this morning with right hand feeling swollen and puffed out, still have feeling , just feels thick ?

Woke this morning with right hand feeling swollen and puffed out, still have feeling , just feels thick ?

See a doctor: Has this happened before? Did you sleep on it? Is the hand actually swollen and puffed out or just feels that way? Did you do any activity yesterday that may cause this feeling. Can you use your hand? If it persists or becomes chronic seek professional attention. ...Read more

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How thick is the palm of the hands? Can HIV be transmitted his way? Just because cases haven't been reported doesn't mean it's not a mean of transmit.

How thick is the palm of the hands? Can HIV be transmitted his way? Just because cases haven't been reported doesn't mean it's not a mean of transmit.

Unlikely: Very unlikely if not impossible. However, if there are cuts or eczema in the hand and it is in contact with fluids of an HIV + person with high levels of viremia it could be possible. ...Read more

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Boiles...My baby has a lot of fine thick boiles on her face and hand it is not itching, it start like one, what can that be?

Boiles...My baby has a lot of fine thick boiles on her face and hand it is not itching, it start like one, what can that be?

Facial rach: It is unusual for babies to have "boils" on the face. It is preudent to have your baby see the pediatrician. He could just have a simple milia or a skin infection. ...Read more