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Occasionally: Infants have brownish grey irises until they develop their adult color. Some adults have a color sort of purple grey which some can interpret as greyish. There is no true grey color if you look closely. The color of the iris also depends on the light source and the color of the skin and makeup around the eyes. ...Read more
Likely PFMs: How old are they? Is the color mostly at the gums? Pfm's are porcelain fused to metal crowns so there is a layer of metal under the pocelain that can transmit light through the porcelain where it is thin. If this is the case then you could have them replaced with metal free crowns for esthetics. ...Read more
See below: It is the side effect sometimes seen in newborn infants given the antibiotic chloramphenicol. It happens because babies lack the functioning enzyme system that detoxifies the chloramphenicol, resulting in the build up of toxic metabolites and an insufficient kidney to excrete the drug. Symptoms: vomiting, grey skin color, limp body tone, low bp, blue color of lips and skin, low temp. ...Read more
I have a dark patch of gray on my back it's been there for months and most days it inches what could it be?
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Hello. I was texting an I felt my vision started to get white and the letters on the phone gray. But no other symptoms. Anything I should worry about?
A whiteout is the result of transient loss of blood pressure. It commonly accompanies fainting. For whatever reason your BP dropped briefly. This can even occur when standing up quickly after having sat for some time. In this case the bodies reflexes to maintain normal blood pressure to the brain were a bit sluggish.
The visual center is more susceptible than other parts of the brain to low BP ...Read more
Lack of oxygen or bl: A number of etiologies can cause abnormal tinted skin. Anemia, hypoxia(low oxygen), elevated adrenaline, and the many causes leading to the above listed abnormalities. Anything that causes marked vasoconstriction. Certain toxic heavy metals must be considered as a possible etiology. See your M.D. Or D.O. ...Read more
Usually grey mucous means that you have been in a polluted or smoky area and your body is trying to get rid of this material and prevent it from getting into your lungs.
If you live in a polluted city it may be hard to avoid inhaling the polluted air.
If you are coughing alot, felling sick, or wheezing then you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Hair health.: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc or Vit B deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit n B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty acids can be found in many fish. Lean red meats are high in > ...Read more
Genetics: Our hair is generally preprogrammed by our genes to stop making pigment that gives it color. Rarely, a medical illness, stressors or medical treatments, like chemotherapy, can change our hair color or cause a lack of color(white or gray). Ask older relatives when they saw their first gray hair. ...Read more
This is often: Predetermined by genetics. Do you have relatives who greyed early in life? ...Read more
Hair Health: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role — we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc or Vit B deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit n B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty acids can be found in many> ...Read more
Graying of hair is: Related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However, stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general ...Read more
Floater?: Very commonly a floater can cause a moving speck in the vision. A more stationary, constant speck in the central vision could indicate more serious conditions. Any new change in vision whether a floater or constant speck should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Hair dye: I think hair dye (or shaving) are probably your only choices. Or just go with it--you probably look very distinguished! ...Read more
Depends: Changes in eye appearance may occur as the pathology continues to advance in a blind eye. However, many people who are blind have normal appearing eyes. ...Read more
Arcus senilis: This is a finding in older people. It does not affect the vision and does not require treatment when it appears in people over 50 years old. It is thought to be lipid deposits but has not been shown to increase cardiovasular disease. If under 50 y/o lipid studies should be done ...Read more