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Anemia Pale Skin
I have pale skin face knowing that I don't have anemia What could be the problem and how to solve it?
Be glad: Whwn there is no serious disfigurement, something that gets comments, it is usually best not to try to change your natural features or complexion. I gather that you are light completed and do not tan. Many people consider this a plus. Talk to a few friends and if they agree, just decide this is who you are. Take good care of your health and stay fit and you will look wonderful. ...Read more
Autoimmune, anemia, Cbc, thyroid, hida, ct scan is all normal but I'm still having dry hair thinning, pale loose stools, neck pain, fatigue, pale skin, help!
I'm having dry hair that's thinning, pale, loose stools, fatigue, knee pain, pale skin, hida, ct, ultrasound, thyroid, autoimmune, anemia, cbc all good?
Multiple causes: Thyroid problem, anemia (iron def), and autoimmune diseases (such as Lupus) as well as stress can cause hair loss. I am confused about your statement re. Thyroid. -> anemia with CBC "all good". & presumed these have all been ruled out. With the loose stool issue, one may consider an malabsorption condition and gluten intolerance should be considered. See dermatologist. ...Read more
Can having a low htc (but not low enough to be anemic) still cause some of the symptoms of anemia? (ex. Tiredness, paleness, coldness of fingers/toes)
No: Look for one of the many causes of your symptoms. ...Read more
I can't tolerate cold even air conditioner when I feel cold my skin turns pale especially my hands I don't have anemia what could it be?
Is apparent pale lips and skin overall an indication that you have anemia or some serious disease?
Are these new?: If these are changes in your skin tone and unrelated to avoidance of the sun, you should at least have a simple blood test to see if you are anemic. If you have light patches it is possible that you have an autoimmune condition and should see a doctor. ...Read more
How to correct my anemia? I really couldn't sleep at night and my lips are pale. My skin is also pale. I also have irregular period. Supplement pls?
Depends on cause: There are many causes of anemia. You need to know why before treating. Sometimes it is diet related (iron deficiency), other times it is can be caused by chronic inflammation, auto-antibodies, or diseases in the bone marrow. If it is iron related, eating red meat and green leafy vegetables can help. But first, you need to know why you are anemic. ...Read more
Severe anemia. Symptoms are back only a week into supplements. Light-headed, pale, cold skin, short of breath. Go to ER??
Yes: You need to find the cause. You may have a bleeding ulcer or something else ...Read more
Symptoms of hypoxia but normal s02?! ; shortness of breath, blue nails, clubbing fingernails, pale/gray skin, tachycardia, fatigue, anxious. No anemia,
Need ABG....: You need to get an arterial blood gas test (ABG) to see what your oxygen level is. There are many factors that could render a pulse ox test inaccurate. In order to get an accurate measure of your oxygen level, and to see if the pulse ox test is accurate or not, have your doctor order an ABG. The test can be done as an outpatient. Good luck!! ...Read more
Tincture of time: Sunburn heals by itself in about 7 to 10 days. Cool wet soaks and a good emollient cream might speed the process a bit. But the important thing is to learn the lesson mr. Sun is trying to teach you: that he is our friend, but we must respect his power. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen every morning, whether you plan on sunbathing or not. ...Read more
A tough one: Although a tan looks attractive, all too many studies have shown that prolonged exposure to the sun (over years) leads to premature ageing of the skin and the development of skin cancers. Some countries like Australia have mandated that folks wear sun screen and cover their heads and bodies to decrease the alarming rates of skin cancers. Beauty isskin deep but cancer can kill, maim and disfigure ...Read more
Vessels: Pale skin is a bit more translucent than darker skin and you can view the venous pattern underneath. This is normal and not a problem. ...Read more
Are your periods: Are your periods heavy? This could cause it but you may just be someone who reacts this way when you are on your cycle. ...Read more
Large pores and blotchy skin 9 months post acctuane, is there anything I can do to improve the appearance (note: I have fair/pale skin)?
Spray tan!: If you are an albino, spray tan is the only way to get darker skin, but if you are pale or a redhead, then you may burn rather than tan, so you too would be best off getting a spray tan and using a high spf sunblock at the beach. If you have normal pigmentation and tan easily, then of course this is one way to darken your skin color, but only by increasing your risk of wrinkles and skin cancers. ...Read more
Avoid sun: There is no reasonable way to lighten the skin beyond avoidance of the sun. No dietary or physical or medical means can lighten the skin. If you stay out of the sun, your skin will get to its lightest. ...Read more
Pale skin: Pale skin = light coloration of the external most tissue covering the body. ...Read more
Not likely: Gilbert's syndrome is an elevated total and indirect bilirubin unrelated to any disease and is caused by an inherited difference in bilirubin metabolism. It is usually benign although some medicine metabolism may also be affected, there is usually no need to adjust medication doses except in rare instances. It may very occasionally cause a slight yellow skin or sclera tint. ...Read more
Dry skin?: Try applying moisturizer on body <3 mins after bathing on a regular basis (no scented or antibacterial soap) and see if this helps. If problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes, usually pale: A lipoma is composed of fatty tissue and is a common soft tissue benign tumor. Lipomas are generally found underneath the skin in the fatty layer, are soft to the touch, usually movable, and are generally painless. The color of a lipoma is pinkish yellow and pale, so it does not usually impart a color to the overlying skin. If bothersome, a lipoma can be removed surgically as an outpatient. ...Read more
See your Doc: Although eating large amounts of certain foods like carrots might cause a yellowish cast to the skin, it is imperative to determine whether the skin color is due to jaundice which is almost always associated with liver disease. Simple blood tests can help determine the cause, so see your doc soon. ...Read more