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Let's see if we can figure out what's causing your thick skin.
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What causes thick skin? 9 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Psoriasis Overview

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that can cause red, scaly patches of skin to appear. Learn more about what it is, why it appears and how it's treated.

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2

Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a rare hormonal condition caused by an excess amount of growth hormone in the body. It leads to excessive growth.

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3

Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy (metabolize). Hypothyroidism occurs when the body doesn't produce enough. Untreated, it can cause complications like obesity and heart disease.

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4

Frostbite

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Learn about the symptoms and treatment options for frostbite.

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5

Pituitary Cancer

The pituitary gland is a pea-size gland important to the functioning of the human body. Cancer, although rare, can develop in this gland.

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6

Melanoma Overview

Because it often goes undetected, melanoma is the most dangerous of skin cancers. Learn about the causes, signs and treatments for melanoma.

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7

What is Skin Cancer?

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It generally develops in areas that are exposed to the sun...

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8

Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)

Systemic sclerosis (SS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the body.

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9

Corns And Calluses

Corns and calluses are patches of hard, thickened skin. These can be anywhere on your body, but they're typically found on your feet.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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