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Why is my skin getting thinner and damages easily?

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 more

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If I lose weight, i'll have thinner skin. Doesn't that make it more likely to get wrinkles?

If I lose weight, i'll have thinner skin. Doesn't that make it more likely to get wrinkles?

No.: That's the worst excuse for not dieting that i've ever heard. Your skin doesn't get thinner when you lose weight, the fat layer underneath it does. And even if it did, the health benefits of losing excess weight far exceed any conceivable cosmetic concerns. ...Read more

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Does the skin of your nose get thinner when losing weight?

Does the skin of your nose get thinner when losing weight?

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

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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

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

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My skin get red easily after scratching ?

My skin get red easily after scratching ?

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

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I have blemished skin and i get spots easily help is there an effective way to treat this?

I have blemished skin and i get spots easily help is there an effective way to treat this?

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

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Do I have dry skin or eczema? My body tends to get dry easily. Why is that? And how can I make it better?

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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What is an easy way to get rid of skin tags?

What is an easy way to get rid of skin tags?

Skin Tag Treatment: Skin tags are benign lesions and do not usually require treatment. Depending upon their size and location, acrochordae (skin tags) may be treated surgically, including liquid nitrogen cryosurgery, excision, or electrodesiccation. ...Read more