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Fragile skin on arms is this normal?
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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology
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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.

In brief: 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.
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