Rough, Hard Skin

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It refers to skin that is coarse to touch and build up of hard, thick areas of skin.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Cough

  • Repeated fever above 38 ℃

  • Erythema

  • Fever

Possible causes

  • Callus

    This is a condition where the affected skin is thick and hardened, usually as a result of chronic friction.

  • Clavus

    More commonly known as a corn, this is a condition where there is thickened and hardened skin over a specific area (frequently the foot) as a result of chronic pressure.

  • Psoriasis (except for pustular psoriasis)

    A skin disease caused by the immune system attacking skin cells, thought to be genetic as well as triggered by other things such as environment, illnesses and stress.

  • Tinea / tinea unguium
  • Scabies

Related serious diseases

  • Pseudoaleseriosis / Skedosporium disease

    Scedosporiosis is a broad spectrum of diseases caused by a fungus, Scedosporium. These fungi can cause infection in various body organs, usually in the presence of a weakened or compromised immune system.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have chapped or rough skin?

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