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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 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

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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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How common is an ANA 1:640 in centromere pattern? Is it common to have vascular symptoms of raynauds, digital ischemia and stenosis in toes and exercise-induced pH w/o developing skin thickening?

How common is an ANA 1:640 in centromere pattern? Is it common to have vascular symptoms of raynauds, digital ischemia and stenosis in toes and exercise-induced pH w/o developing skin thickening?

Somewhat: ANA in titers of 1:160 occur in up to 10 % of the population as does raynaud's, especially in smokers. However, digital ischemia is less common and more concerning as is the ph. You should definitely see a doctor for these if you are not already doing so. ...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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I have this dry, thick, and rough skin on the top of my foot. It's also a little darker than the rest of the skin. How can I get rid of it?

I have this dry, thick, and rough skin on the top of my foot. It's also a little darker than the rest of the skin. How can I get rid of it?

Try moisturizing it.: It is a little odd to complain of rough skin to the top of the foot as opposed to the bottom of the foot and hence, it may not just be "dry skin" you may have a dermatitis of some sort. Therefore, if moisturizer does not work visit a podiatrist or dermatologist to have it looked at. ...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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Why the skin around toe is thick?

Why the skin around toe is thick?

Callus: Calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. They most often develop on the feet and toes or hands and fingers. If you're healthy, you need treatment for calluses only if they cause discomfort. For most people, simply eliminating the source of friction or pressure makes calluses disappear. Hope this helped :]. ...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 can I treat extremely dry skin on the tops of my toes?

Depends on...: ...The cause, as usual. If it's due to the material (or dye) in your shoes, you may need a cortisone cream (and new shoes). In all probability it is not athlete's foot, which occurs in between toes, not on top. If it's just dry skin, other areas of your body should be dry too - so if it's localized to your toe tops, i'd suggest you see a dermatologist and get a diagnosis. ...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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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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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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Hard skin on top of middle toe?

More details.: You are not giving a whole lot to go on. Hard skin on the toe is usually a result of underlying bone rubbing on the shoe or a skin infection of some sort. ...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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I have these bumps on my toes and in between them. They're hard skin with a little hole at the top, it's very sensitive a little tap hurts. What is it?

Much easier: To diagnose with a picture you may be referring to hard and soft corns....which occur over bony prominences if that's what it is. If there is a hole though that is a potential problem and you should seek out treatment with a foot doctor. ...Read more

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My feet toes top skin feel less?

My feet toes top skin feel less?

Neuropathy?: If I understand you properly, it sounds like you are describing neuropathy. If this is the case it is smart to find the etiology or reason you have this. ...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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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

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more