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Doctor insights on: What Causes Thin Skin On My Lower Arms

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Male 22, hernia at 4. Broke collarbone, fixed surgically no issue. Can I have ehler danlos vascular? No thin skin, bruising or weird face. Bendy arms

Male 22, hernia at 4. Broke collarbone, fixed surgically no issue. Can I have ehler danlos vascular? No thin skin, bruising or weird face. Bendy arms

Doubtful: The presence of a hernia and history of a broken collar bone don't suggest a particular syndrome. Both are common conditions. Ask your primary care if you are really worried. ...Read more

Thin Skin (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Fragile skin on arms is this normal?

Fragile skin on arms is this normal?

Yes and No: The older we get, the more sun damage occurs and the more fragility of the skin takes over. Often people get easy bruising on the arms due to chronic long-term sun exposure and damage. This is called actinic purpura or senile purpura. However, there are some more serious causes of a problem like this. I would have your doctor or dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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Fragile skin on arms is this normal at 70?

Fragile skin on arms is this normal at 70?

Absolutely!: As you age, the sun gradually thins the skin of the arms. By the time you reach 70, that skin is typically quite thin. You might even get spontaneous bruises (actinic purpura) on your arms every now and then. This is entirely normal, don't worry about it. ...Read more

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How to relieve thinness in arms?

How to relieve thinness in arms?

Use weights: Depending on your age and strength, use weights to do arm exercises--certain exercises build up your biceps and others your triceps. Start with 10 lb weights if you have never done it before and do 15 repetitions. Use internet to look up how. Also good nutrition, make sure you take in a balanced diet of whole grain, fruits, vegetables, and lean protein which will help build healthy muscle. ...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?

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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What can cause skin on arms/ legs/ back/ butt to feel sunburned but isn't? Also have back pain from mid to lower back.

What can cause skin on arms/ legs/ back/ butt to feel sunburned but isn't? Also have back pain from mid to lower back.

Vasodilation: One cause would be dilatation of skin capillaries by certain medications or vitamin(like niacin) or alcohol. Another less common cause would be release of hormones or substances like histamine or serotonin by the body. Carcinoid tumors would be one example. Overactive thyroid is another possibility. See an endocrinologist if you have further concern. ...Read more

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When i lift my arms up over my head and arch my back to stretch, i get a shooting sharp pain through my lower abdomen. What could cause sharp pain?

When i lift my arms up over my head and arch my back to stretch, i get a shooting sharp pain through my lower abdomen. What could cause sharp pain?

Spine problem: You may be compressing a nerve root in your spine when you arch your back in the manner you describe. You should see a neurologist who may need to order an MRI or ct scan to see why this happens: disc disease, tumor, bone growth, etc. Until you are seen and evaluated, try not to stretch in that manner, and do not see a chiropracter. ...Read more

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Have thin skin on forearms that cause constant bruising. Is there a product that will help?

Have thin skin on forearms that cause constant bruising. Is there a product that will help?

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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How to fix thin skin caused by overuse of hydrocortisone?

How to fix thin skin caused by overuse of hydrocortisone?

Irreversible: Typically the thinning of skin by high dose topical steroids is not reversible. Also, hydrocortisone is not usually thought of as high potency. It would be helpful to see a dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Question about a pressure sore. Is it bad care or thin skin that causes it?

Question about a pressure sore. Is it bad care or thin skin that causes it?

No pressure, no sore: Normal skin can begin to break down, especially over bony prominences, after only 2 hours of unrelieved pressure. Thin skin would be even more susceptible, but the bottom line is: no pressure no sore. ...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)

Nasal congestion?: This can be a familial trait which cannot be eradicated permanently. On the other hand, dark circles (aside from not getting enough sleep) are often from nasal congestion and may be reversed by treating the nasal problem. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause pain and skin sensitivity down my right leg to my toes, and my right arm to my fingers along with lower back pain?

What could cause pain and skin sensitivity down my right leg to my toes, and my right arm to my fingers along with lower back pain?

Too broad: This could be as simple as a vitamin deficiency to as serious as ms. Age 29. You need a workup. See your doc with tese symptoms. ...Read more

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Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears. The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears.  The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

It : It would be very unusual for herpes or vaginal yeast infection to spread throughout the body. Other medical issues, such as MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus), eczema, psoriasis, pityriasis, or other dermatological issues can cause a rash on the body. Trying a mild anti-bacterial soap and mild lotion may be helpful, but if it is a worsening rash, or if the patient had fever or new symptoms, then the patient should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes skin darkening under the arms for females?

What causes skin darkening under the arms for females?

Underarm darkness: There are a range of causes for underarm hyperpigmentation, including frequent wear of tight-fitting clothing around the arms that causes constant friction in the armpit area; adverse reaction to certain deodorants; shaving; excessive weight; and dark underarm hair. ...Read more

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The skin on my arms is always red. What can cause this?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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When I hold my head down, I feel a tingling sensation down my back and in my arms. What causes this?

When I hold my head down, I feel a tingling sensation down my back and in my arms. What causes this?

Lhermitte's: Best see your doctor as you have a problem over the posterior spinal cord in your neck. Could be due to inflammation, B-12 deficiency, or cervical stenosis/ spondylosis, and may represent a sentinel sign of further problems. Suggest you seek out an neurology consultative exam. ...Read more

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What are some causes of a popping prickly sensation in head. It's not an obvious feeling. I also get prickly sensations in my arms at the same time ?

What are some causes of a popping prickly sensation in head. It's not an obvious feeling. I also get prickly sensations in my arms at the same time ?

This sounds ...: quite subtle. Having prickly sensations of the SCALP is not that uncommon but do you really mean within your head? The association of prickly sensations in the arms could be either good (probably) or bad. Good...meaning it is probably a manifestation of anxiety and you can manage. Bad...meaning there's something going on in your head that's affecting your arms. Must see Doc for eval/testing/MRI. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in your arms or legs? A skin issue or a nerves issue?

What causes tingling in your arms or legs? A skin issue or a nerves issue?

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia may result from poor circulation, nerve irritation, neuropathy, or many other conditions and causes. There is no known long-term physical effect from paresthesia (although its underlying conditions may have various effects). See your local doctor for help with this condition. ...Read more

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What causes the skin on your arms to be sensitive to touch?

What causes the skin on your arms to be sensitive to touch?

Sensitive skin: There is no specific answer for this. If you have sensitivity that affects your daily activity, that is cause for evaluation although the results may be frustratingly vague. Nerve issues usually result in reduced sensation. ...Read more

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Recently noticed that the skin on my arms has become very thin & easily bleeds w/the slightest puncture. Am 69 yo female, no meds. Fairly active.

Recently noticed that the skin on my arms has become very thin & easily bleeds w/the slightest puncture.  Am 69 yo female,  no meds.  Fairly active.

Aging or disease?: Thinner, brittle skin can be an effect of aging. Or it can be from lack of certain vitamins. Bleeding certainly is not normal and can be pathologic, especially if excessive, recurrent or prolonged. Please get to the healthcare professional to get some clotting blood tests done to identify any bleeding issues you may have. And thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause my pulse to disappear when raising my arms above my head?

Is there anything that can cause my pulse to disappear when raising my arms above my head?

Gravity: The pulse (which i'm assuming you're taking in your wrist) is a simple mathematical formula.

Pulse amplitude = systolic blood pressure - diastolic blood pressure - height above heart * a constant.

Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What may cause red itchybumps hard as stones to appear on my skin for hours then go then afterr2 days they appear again in diff places on arms n back?

Possible hives: Hives are raised, red, itchy and can feel very firm due to the skin swelling. It is common for hives to come and go on different part of the body. The causes are varied depending on if they last more or less than 6 weeks. Causes include food, drug or insect sting allergies, infections, and sometimes the cause isn't found. Take a photo to show your doctor if it fades before your visit. ...Read more

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What causes my legs and arms to itch deep down the skin?

What causes my legs and arms to itch deep down the skin?

Can't diagnose: The reason for your itching can't be diagnosed without assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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What are common causes of itchy skin on your arms and hands only?

What are common causes of itchy skin on your arms and hands only?

Itchy Arms and Hands: As one of the most exposed areas of the body, the arms are a frequent site of skin rashes. Infections, allergic skin reactions and contact with environmental irritants commonly cause skin rashes on one or both arms. Although most rashes do not pose a serious health threat, infectious skin rashes often require treatment to prevent potentially serious complications. ...Read more

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The skin on my arms and hands is very thin what is wrong with m what is wrong with my skin?

The skin on my arms and hands is very thin what is wrong with m what is wrong with my skin?

See a: Dermatologist. They will give you an accurate diagnosis. You can look up eczema, keratosis and psoriasis. ...Read more

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I recently noticed I have a small white head pimple on my under arms What shud I do about it? And what causes them?

I recently noticed I have a small white head pimple on my under arms 
What shud I do about it? And what causes them?

Keep clean & dry: Leave it alone, other than keeping the area clean with soap and water and drying thoroughly after washing. It may be just an errant pimple.
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