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What Causes Thin Skin On My Lower 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
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
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
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
My skin on my lower arms bruise and tear really easily. It takes a long time to heal. What causes this?
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
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
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
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
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)
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?
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
Could herpes cause peripheral neuropathy hands/feet, rt upper arm feels squeezed, burning in lower back and back of head? Neuro and rheum eval normal.
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
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
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
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
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
I get a good, excited tingly sensation in my arms and head when my body is rubbed or massaged. Is that normal? Are there any bad effects it causes?
Totally normal: No negative effects. People are social animals, and meant to be touched. ...Read more
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
Can't diagnose: The reason for your itching can't be diagnosed without assessment. Take care. ...Read more
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
I recently noticed I have a small white head pimple on my under arms
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