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Doctor insights on: Does Your Skin Color Change On Sialysis

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Does dialysis cause skin color change?

Does dialysis cause skin color change?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin. As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is called sallow complexion. Anemia, low hemoglobin, can cause pallor (pale skin). ...Read more

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When you start dialysis can it change the color of your skin?

When you start dialysis can it change the color of your skin?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin. As patient's approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is called sallow complexion. Anemia, low hemoglobin, can cause pallor (pale skin). ...Read more

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Does your hair color change after chemotherapy?

Does your hair color change after chemotherapy?

It may: Certain cancer treatments like using pozapinib and sunitinib can cause silver/gray color changes. A lot of people who loose their hair with chemo experience a new patern, texture and color when their hair grows again. ...Read more

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How could skin change color without a change in melanin production?

Spray tan: There are several brands in every pharmacy. Overload with silver or iron cause peculiar color changes. Swimming in grape juice works for me. ...Read more

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How can the skin change color without a change in melanin production?

How can the skin change color without a change in melanin production?

Skin color: There are other pigments that contibute to skin color besides melanin. For example, people can get brownish discoloration on their lower legs from hemosiderin which results from bleeding into the skin and degradation of the hemoglobin. Liver disease can lead to jaundice which would be a yellowish color. Some medication can color the skin. ...Read more

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Does your skin color affect your health?

Does your skin color affect your health?

It can: I think the main way would be risk of sunburns and skin cancers in people with very pale skin. Ability to absorb vitamin d from sun exposure is also affected by skin color. Darker skin makes it more difficult to generate enough vit d, especially in cold northern climates. Vitamin d is very important for bone health among other things. ...Read more

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Why does your vagina turn darken on the lips?

Why does your vagina turn darken on the lips?

Different skin: The skin inside your vagina has a different epithelium that does not have keratin, whereas the skin on the outside is different with pigment. It's the expression of different subcomponents of your skin layer with pigmentation determine the appearance of your skin. ...Read more

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On my face is a slightly whiter patch of skin. It doesn't change color when getting tan or burned. Is this normal?

Tinea versicolor?: Tinea versicolor is a harmless superficial fungal infection of the skin. It can diminish tanning (in light-skinned people). It is flat, non-itchy. Over the counter medicine used for athlete's foot can cure tinea versicolor, but relapses months or years later are common. ...Read more

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What could cause the whole sclera to turn red, and the iris to change color as well?

What could cause the whole sclera to turn red, and the iris to change color as well?

Red sclera: The red sclera is most likely a spontaneous subconjunctival hemorrhage which is inconsequential more often than not. Leave it alone and it will be absorbed in 10 days or so. The change in iris color is most likely an apparent change, due to the surrounding red. If however, there is true change in iris color you should have it checked by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Hands skin colour change from white to red or brown for a while then it return to its natural colour ( white colour)?

Hands skin colour change from white to red or brown for a while then it return to its natural colour ( white colour)?

Raynauds: Raynaud's phenomenon consists of color changes in hands (white, red, blue) made worse from cold exposure. Warm gloves and no smoking is advised ...Read more

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Does the size of your pores affect your skin treatment?

Pore size: Everyone has pores on their skin and they are of various sizes and various locations. There are certain treatments that can result in lessening the look of the size of pores, but none of them are crim especially effective. ...Read more

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Color changes on itchy skin. Do color changes cause the itching?

Color changes on itchy skin. Do color changes cause the itching?

Usually the opposite: Usually chronically itchy skin can hyper or hypopigment. Not the other way around. ...Read more

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Does chemical peels make the skin lighter? If so, can it be done on the whole body?

Does chemical peels make the skin lighter? If so, can it be done on the whole body?

Sometimes.: Some types of chemical peels do lighten the skin in some cases. It also depends on what kind of skin you have, so we usually test a small area first to see exactly how your skin will react. It cannot be done on the whole body. See a dermatologist with experience with lots of different kinds of chemical peels. ...Read more

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Does face laser to remove hair cause discoloration & dark pigmentation to the skin? Does it also cause wrinkles/weakness of the skin? Using since 2004

Does face laser to remove hair cause discoloration & dark pigmentation to the skin? Does it also cause wrinkles/weakness of the skin? Using since 2004

Not usually: BUT different people call different things lasers. If you have a darker skin type then IPL for example (which some call laser but is not) can cause post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Assuming you had the laser hair removal done professionally, ask the person who did it what they used and what can be done now about the pigmentation. Another type of laser (1064 NdYag) perhaps. Good luck! ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin "pigment" changes to lighter tone temporarily in certain spots on arms and legs only? What could be the cause?

Need expert opinions about skin "pigment" changes to lighter tone temporarily in certain spots on arms and legs only? What could be the cause?

Temporary, permanent: If these spots are permanent and and not temporary you may have something called idiopathic hypomelanosis. They are more prominent when you are tan and are a sign of sun damage. I am not sure that this is the right diagnosis so you might want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does the size of your lips change as you grow older?

Does the size of your lips change as you grow older?

Yes: Lips will tend to lengthen and get thinner with age. Just one more of the wonderful benefits of getting older. ...Read more

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