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Thin Skin (Overview)

Skin is the outer layer of tissue on the body. Thin skin means that there is little depth or thickness. However, this may be referring to being overly -sensitive to criticism or input from others.


Thin Skin (Overview)

Skin is the outer layer of tissue on the body. Thin skin means that there is little depth or thickness. However, this may be referring to being overly -sensitive to criticism or input from others.


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Does a "fast metabolism" and natural thinness mean a shorter life span (according to studies it makes your body work harder and tire) true? :(

Does a "fast metabolism" and natural thinness mean a shorter life span (according to studies it makes your body work harder and tire) true? :(

Probably: Animals like the sloth have a longer lifespan than others with a faster metabolism. This may correlate with the sleep profile. Under 6 hours and over 8 hours gives a shorter lifespan than between those figures. I think that this means that a median is right for everything--- yin and yang. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Get tested for food allergies
Once
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Can I have surgery to remove thin-skin caused by using steroid cream to treat eczema?

Can I have surgery to remove thin-skin caused by using steroid cream to treat eczema?

It depends: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...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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I am 21 year old. I am an engineer .Because of thinness I look very ugly. How do I increase my body size?

Thin build: If you were genetically born to be thin, there is not much you can do about it. Provided you maintain a healthy diet abiding by consumption of correct calorie and nutrient requirements, you may be able to enhance your look by engaging in physical activities to promote muscle growth. Working out5-7x a week ( both isotonic and isometric exercises) will improve muscle tone and increase muscle girth. ...Read more

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How can I find a cure for thinness?

How can I find a cure for thinness?

Thinness: Eat more. However, if your diet is not the problem, hormonal testing (thyroid, etc.) may be helpful to see if there are any other causes that may be treatable. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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How to get rid of thin scaly skin on my legs?

Emollient: If using over the counter skin lotions are not helpful you should consult a dermatologist as it may be a specific disorder rather than garden variety skin dryness. ...Read more

Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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How can I get rid of thinness?

How can I get rid of thinness?

Added fats: Put olive oil or butter or coconut oil on everything you eat. Do resistance training to build muscle. ...Read more

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I have very bad dark circles.Can you tell me the main cause?I have very very thin skin,allergies,hypermelanosis,DNS(blocked nose),genetic(from mom)

I have very bad dark circles.Can you tell me the main cause?I have very very thin skin,allergies,hypermelanosis,DNS(blocked nose),genetic(from mom)

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753 ...Read more

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My spinal disk connecting neck to head has a slight congenital thinness. Should i be concerned about a mild chronic neck pain?

No as disc space : Narrowing is a sign of us aging in terms of the spine which has been demonstrated to begin as early as 10 years of age with males showing signs on x-rays at an earlier age than females with smoking accelerating these changes as well as trauma and genetic basis. Don't sweat over the minor pain ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
Once
If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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Is there help for very thin skin?

Is there help for very thin skin?

Thin skin: More details about your problem are needed. Where is the thin skin. How do you know that it is thinner than normal? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a thin skin?

What are the symptoms of a thin skin?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753 ...Read more

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