What causes thick skin? 9 possible conditions

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

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Psoriasis Overview

Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious skin disease characterized by red patches of skin often accompanied by silvery-white scales of dead skin cells. It may occur anywhere on the body.

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Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a rare condition. It causes excess growth in the bones and soft tissues of the body. Children with the condition can grow to abnormal heights. They may also have an exaggerated bone structure that give...

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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 comlications like obesity and heart disease.

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Frostbite

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

Exposure of the skin to extreme or prolonged cold can result in frostbite. Lesions on the skin are one sign of extreme frostbite.

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Pituitary Cancer

The pituitary gland is a very small gland of major importance to the functioning of the human body. It is located directly behind the eyes and below the front of the brain. It is about the size of a pea. Despite it...

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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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What is Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is primarily caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sun exposure or from indoor tanning, though some people can develop skin cancer without being exposed to the sun

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Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)

Systemic sclerosis (SS) is an autoimmune disorder. This means that it's a condition in which the body's immune system attacks its own body. Healthy tissue is destroyed because the immune system mistakenly thinks it is ...

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Corns And Calluses

Corns and calluses are the terms given to patches of hard, thickened skin. These can be found anywhere on the body, but are typically found on the 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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