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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. ...Read more

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


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What can I do to deal with thick skin around a hole on my foot?

What can I do to deal with thick skin around a hole on my foot?

See a doctor: A hole in your foot is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have pus formed inside the thick skin on the base of my foot. Who can help?

I have pus formed inside the thick skin on the base of my foot. Who can help?

Many choices: Your primary care doctor, an urgent care or walk-in clinic, or a podiatrist can all examine and treat, including removing callus and/or draining an infection if necessary. If you are diabetic, have poor circulation or there is a very deep/complicated/badly infected wound, you may need to see a podiatrist or general surgeon, but even then primary or urgent care can get you started. ...Read more

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I have blister formed inside the thick skin on the base of my foot. Pop it?

I have blister formed inside the thick skin on the base of my foot. Pop it?

No!!: Absolutely not. If you do, there is no barrier against an infection. Let it heal and the blister will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Kept picking leg scab (nervousness). Formed a thick skin like lump large pimple size. Besides stop picking, any way to make smooth again?

Kept picking leg scab (nervousness). Formed a thick skin like lump large pimple size. Besides stop picking, any way to make smooth again?

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. See doctor and don't get infected. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrinkly skin under both my ankles. The skin seems thick, does not itch, and is darker than the rest of my foot.?

I am experiencing wrinkly skin under both my ankles. The skin seems thick, does not itch, and is darker than the rest of my foot.?

Ethnicity: What you described is normal in people with darker complexion.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I finished my bc pill 3 days ago and last night I suffered cramps and this morning thick thick skin, quite large was on my sanitary pad, what is it?

I finished my bc pill 3 days ago and last night I suffered cramps and this morning thick thick skin, quite large was on my sanitary pad, what is it?

Thick skin discharge: The passage of skin like tissue in menstrual flow is called an endometrial cast.Occasionally the entire endometrial lining comes out during the menstrual flow and can cause cramps when its coming out. It can be normal but please see your gyn for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have thick skin growing from under my toenail, what is that?

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. ...Read more

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What causes thick skin under the toenail the nail is curving around the thickened skin buildup

What causes thick skin under the toenail the nail is curving around the thickened skin buildup

Probable Fungus: Sounds like toenail fungus causing build up under nail and nail changes. Topical or oral medication can help. Visit a local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have thick skin between my thumb and forefingers on both my hands. It's been constantly the same for about a year. It also feels all the time. Any i?

I have thick skin between my thumb and forefingers on both my hands. It's been constantly the same for about a year. It also feels all the time. Any i?

Skin: Thick skin can be a callous, psoriasis, or something else. Please start w/your family doc who may diagnose or send you to a dermatologist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Tell me the difference between fat and thick skin on your core muscles?

Thick skin: Epidermis
the epidermis is the outer layer of skin. The thickness of the epidermis varies in different types of skin. It is the thinnest on the eyelids at. 05 mm and the thickest on the palms and soles at 1.5 mm. This tissue directly under the skin is is subcutaneous fat. ...Read more

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I have small round patches of very thick skin. They seem almost like scales. I also have eczema all over. This looks much different than the eczema.

I have small round patches of very thick skin. They seem almost like scales. I also have eczema all over. This looks much different than the eczema.

Person 2 person eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more