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Why Is My Skin Getting Thinner And Damages Easily
THIN SKIN: This depends upon age, sun exposure, and some medications you may be taking. Older people, mainly caucasians, who have been out in the sun for many years, will notice skin thinning. Some medications, such as Aspirin and Coumadin (warfarin) to name a few, will occasionally "damage" the skin with bruises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin on nose: Not really. You may lose the fat that is under your skin, but there isn't much on your nose anyway. So i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more
If "blood thinners" are actually anticoagulants why can they cause easy under-the-skin bleeding with or without a bump or injury? more = worse for me
Lack of clotting: There three mechanisms to control bleeding into the tissue from injury, 1. contraction of blood vessels, 2 Platelet aggregation to form a plug at the site of injury to the vessel, 3. Blood clot formation. If any one these is less than normal bleeding occurs in the tissue. Anti-coagulants impair blood clotting and a side effect is bleeding in the tissue, or easy bruising. ...Read more
I have thin skin, but i want to get palomar skin rejuvenation laser treatments under my eyes, in the dark circle area. Will my skin get even thinner?
Dermatographia: Some people have really sensitive skin. If you scratch your skin, you will get a raised rash on the affected skin. There is nothing to do about this, aside from taking benadryl (diphenhydramine). Try writing words on your skin with your fingernails. If it works, you have sealed the diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Lots of options: Treating adult acne can be a challenge. The first step is to be kind to your skin and clean it with a gentle cleanser. Harsh scrubbing and strong soaps can make acne worse. The second step is to try the over the counter treatments available. Consult with your doctor to see which ones are right for you. The last step is to avoid picking at your acne as this can lead to scarring and inflammation. ...Read more
Do I have dry skin or eczema? My body tends to get dry easily. Why is that? And how can I make it better?
Doc needs to examine: Many skin conditions are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Some preventive measures: take warm showers (hot ones strip natural oils; baths do likewise); moisturize immediately after shower; if in sun or wind, moisturize & use sunblock; avoid strong soaps/body washes. ...Read more
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