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How noticeable is the salty skin that people get with cystic fibrosis?

How noticeable is the salty skin that people get with cystic fibrosis?

Depends on Severity: This would depend on the severity of the disease state in the individual, but by and large, it's enough of a difference from "normal" sweat to make one take notice. Clinically, the sweat chloride level is measured twice to make the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (cf). The cutoff level to make the diagnosis of CF is 60 milliequivalents per liter of sweat chloride. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how noticable is the salty skin with cystic fibrosis?

Can you tell me how noticable is the salty skin with cystic fibrosis?

Not a reliable sign: Salty taste on kissing is one of the features of cystic fibrosis (CF) due to excess salt loss in sweat of CF patients. The chloride content of sweat is used as a diagnostic test for confirming the diagnosis of cf, but tasting the saltiness of skin is not reliable by itself. If there is a concern about cf, please contact your nearest CF center for an evaluation & sweat test. ...Read more

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How noticable is the salty skin on a person with cystic fibrosis?

How noticable is the salty skin on a person with cystic fibrosis?

Not that noticeable: Usually the saltiness of the skin is not extremely noticeable and may not be noticeable at all. ...Read more

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Is there a reason having cystic fibrosis makes your skin salty?

Is there a reason having cystic fibrosis makes your skin salty?

Chloride channel...: The genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis (CF) interferes with the body’s ability to move salt in and out of cells. The salt that cannot be absorbed is excreted through the skin by the sweat glands, resulting in salty sweat. Sometimes, there may even be visible salt deposits on the skin. Salt excretion by the sweat glands is the basis of the most common test used to diagnose cf. ...Read more

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Subsequent to having clear skin my whole life i'm suddenly getting painful, bad cystic acne?

Subsequent to having clear skin my whole life i'm suddenly getting painful, bad cystic acne?

Get it managed: I'm going to assume that the diagnosis is substantiated. There's no explaining this curious disease. It's unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene. Cystic acne requires prescription medication and possibly a dermatology referral. ...Read more

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I have a cystic pimple that is painful. My skin has peeled and is very red and inflamed around it. There is still clear pus in it. How do I treat it?

I have a cystic pimple that is painful. My skin has peeled and is very red and inflamed around it. There is still clear pus in it. How do I treat it?

staph: This sounds like it is infected with staph. When to get peeling and pus, this is an indicator that there may be more of an infection. Might be a good idea for a short course of antibiotics. Put a warm compress on it twice a day and gent express the pus. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have little skin olored dots on my face as well as red bumps that look cystic, i don't have health insurance and i think i desperately need to c dr?

I have little skin olored dots on my face as well as red bumps that look cystic, i don't have health insurance and i think i desperately need to c dr?

Couple of options: It is hard to tell you exactly what you have based on a vague description without a picture. It sounds like it could be milia, rosacea, acne, syringomas, etc. If you're concerned, you can find a free clinic around you, although wait times for dermatology followup there might be long. You can also call a few docs and tell them your situation. A visit may be cheaper than you think. ...Read more

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If I am having skin nodules can this be caused by cystic acne?

If I am having skin nodules can this be caused by cystic acne?

Cysts : Cystic acne appears as red, tender under the skin bumps . See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more