Rough, Hard Skin

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Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

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Content updated on Jan 4, 2023

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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Reviewed By:

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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