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    An_257772 posted:
    I have been dealing with paper thin skin for several years as a result of having steroid shots in joints for pain. I have no idea how to repair this problem but, until I do figure it out, I have a few things I do that help lessen a few of the symptoms. I must first say that as a baby boomer, I am sure the number of us sufferers is growing and when it becomes profitable research will find the cure. Anyway, here is what I do as a daily routine. I scrub my arms with either a buff puff or I purchase a washcloth that has netting on one side. I rub relatively hard ( you may want to start easier). You hear about exfoliating well. This takes it to a new level. As a result I have less tearing. It seems to "toughen" my skin somewhat. I never skip a day. As far as bruising, I have found that I can eliminate bruises in just a day or two by applying a small amount of lotion to the bruised area and massaging it . I do this for a long period of time (in minutes). Even though the bruise is often tender, I am able to lessen the discoloration tremendously. While I am not offering solutions to the problems, I am offering what helps me deal with it.
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