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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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What causes fragile skin?

What causes fragile skin?

Genetic Skin Problem: People who have very fragile skin that bruises easily without being on blood thinners or age-related may have one of several genetic conditions that cause skin fragility. The most common cause like this is ehlers danlos syndrome. This is caused by a defect in the production of collagen in the skin and possibly other parts of the body (like blood vessels or joints) see your doctor. ...Read more

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Home remedies for raw dry fragile skin?

Home remedies for raw dry fragile skin?

Moisturizers: Hydrate the skin as often as possible, and avoid water as much as possible...Cereve cream and restaderm are wonderful1. ...Read more

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Home remedies for really dry fragile skin?

Home remedies for really dry fragile skin?

Yes: Eat a diet that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vit c, beta-carotene and magnesium to nourish your skin from the inside out. (fatty fish like salmon, halibut and sardines, walnuts, flax seeds, yellow and orange fruits and veges, and chocolate!) long showers and baths can dehydrate skin! use moisturizers (and or olive oil) and gentle cleansers. Exfoliate with yogurt, and drink plenty of water! ...Read more

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How can I repair extremely fragile skin not brought about by meds or age?

How can I repair extremely  fragile skin not brought about by meds or age?

Genetic Skin Problem: People who have very fragile skin that bruises easily without being on blood thinners or age-related may have one of several genetic conditions that cause skin fragility. The most common cause like this is ehlers danlos syndrome. This is caused by a defect in the production of collagen in the skin and possibly other parts of the body (like blood vessels or joints) see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could Accutane lead to premature wrinkles because of extremely dry and fragile skin?

Could Accutane lead to premature wrinkles because of extremely dry and fragile skin?

Unlikely: Accutane decreases sebum production from your skin leading to a decrease in oily skin and less a acne. Over time it does dry out your skin, but usually temporarily. It would be highly unusual to have wrinkles attributable to accutane. They are more commonly due to over active muscle function and the normal aging process. ...Read more

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Could cushings syndrome affect the penis if you had or have it causing changes like scaling painfully sensitivity thinning fragile skin for no reason?

Could cushings syndrome affect the penis if you had or have it causing changes like scaling painfully sensitivity thinning fragile skin for no reason?

May be...: Since Cusihing's syndrome displays a constellation of signs & symptoms resulting from long-term systemic effects of exposure to cortisol. a similar change to penile skin from its effects could not be exempted, and manifested in a wide range of texture depending on age, duration of exposure, general health, other comorbidities, nutrition, etc. For individual detail, ask & talk with Doc timely. ...Read more

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Fragile Skin (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue on the body. Fragile skin is delicate & ...Read more