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Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening. ...Read more

Blue Colored Skin (Definition)

Cyanosis is a bluish color to the skin or mucus membranes due to a lack of oxygen in the blood. ...Read more


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Blue skin on ear from a lot of boxing hooks (in one session). The ear isn't painful, how can I treat it? Should I use heat/cold/vibration massager?

Blue skin on ear from a lot of boxing hooks (in one session).
The ear isn't painful, how can I treat it? 
Should I use heat/cold/vibration massager?

Ice compress: You have a hematoma. Multiple blows to the ear can cause bleeding into the skin around the cartilage of the ear. I you let this persist you can get scarring and nodules in the ear. This is known as "cauliflower ear". ...Read more

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I found peeling blue skin on the inside of my mouth, should I be worried? I don't do drugs, smoke, or drink

You : You did not mention how old you are, and if you have any medical conditions or medications you are taking or if you are on any antibiotics. This type of diagnosis is best done in person, by a dentist or oral surgeon in your community who can take a full medical history, diagnose your problem, and recommend approproate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I use selsun blue to get rid of skin fungus?

How can I use selsun blue to get rid of skin fungus?

Third best treatment: Selenium sulfide found in selsun blue kills the fungi (malassezia furfur) that causes tinea versiclolor. Applying the shampoo, letting it dry on for 10 minutes, washing it off, do this daily for 7-10 days may do the trick. Or .... Ask your doctor for a single dose of Fluconazole or ketoconazole and watch your skin clear up. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get blue skin tone, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get blue skin tone, or is it unusual?

Unusual: This is unusual and should be checked by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blue skin?

What is the definition or description of: Blue skin?

Blue skin: Is a bluish discoloration of the body's outer layer of tissue. Skin may be blue due to cyanosis ( poor blood circulation or low oxygen levels). Some areas of skin may appear blue due to a bruise or in the area of a vein. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get blue skin tone, or is it unusual?

Unusual: This is unusual and should be checked by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening. ...Read more

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What is the chance that blue skin is caused by asthma exacerbation in children? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that blue skin is caused by asthma exacerbation in children? What are the usual symptoms?

Unlikely: If an asthma attack is very severe it can lead to respiratory failure where, the oxygen level can decrease and lead to cyanosis (bluish color of the lip and around the mouth). This is a very late sign in an asthma attack and an emergency. The usual signs of asthma in children is relentless cough, wheezing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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I have blue skin following my veins around my body, what could this be? Cheers

I have blue skin following my veins around my body, what could this be? Cheers

Skin over veins: May look blue normally because of the underlying vein. Is this what you mean? If more widespread than over the vein suggest a doctor consult to determine whether there is another skin condition such as varicose eczema ...Read more

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Does black lung lead to blue skin?

Does black lung lead to blue skin?

Possibly: One cause of blue skin is not having enough oxygen in the blood so instead of being bright red the blood has a darker color. Since black lung keeps the lungs from getting enough oxygen into the blood it can lead to skin in the extremities looking blue. ...Read more

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Does tracheoesophageal fistula lead to blue skin?

Yes, cyanosis: Food or fluid in the lungs may diminish oxygenation of blood, leading to a bluish color of the skin (cyanosis). ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with blue skin tone?

Depends: Depends on the doctor and their patient load. I would imagine a pulmonologist, or lung doctor, probably sees more "blue" patients than a neurologist. Pathology also sees its fair share :). ...Read more

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Can unexplained blue skin be caused by ventricular septal defects?

Rarely: A large vsd that is untreated can lead to the development of pulmonary hypertension during childhood. It worsens over time and ultimately results in shunting of blood from the right ventricle through the vsd into the aorta and causing cyanosis (blue skin). ...Read more

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My nails are quite blue, skin is cold, can't get it warm and temperature 35.5c. Have dysautonomia. What can cause this?

My nails are quite blue, skin is cold, can't get it warm and temperature 35.5c. Have dysautonomia. What can cause this?

Low body tempertatur: Core temperature <95 f (35 c) is hypothermia. Adrenal insufficiency, sepsis, hypothyroidism, severe psoriasis, wernicke's encephalopathy, benzodiazepines or barbiturates or phenothiazine toxity can cause this as well as alcohol intoxication. A visit to an endocrinologist would a first stop since you are conscious and thus with an illness that is compensated with a homeostatic mechanism. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with blue skin tone to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends: What do you mean by blue skin tone? If it is a local issue like a bruise, it will get better in a matter of days or weeks depending on the amount of blood in the tissue. If the bruise becomes painful, increases in size, becomes red or a discharge develops, see your doctor. ...Read more