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If a child is pale, coughing, cannot keep their eyes open and shivering sometimes what illness do they have? Can they pass it onto adults?

If a child is pale, coughing, cannot keep their eyes open and shivering sometimes what illness do they have? Can they pass it onto adults?

Hard to say: This is a collection of problems that should be evaluated today by your doc. It could be quite serious and may be contagious. ...Read more

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What illness does a child have if they are pale, coughing, shivering occasionally and cannot seem to keep their eyes open? Only about 4 years old

What illness does a child have if they are pale, coughing, shivering occasionally and cannot seem to keep their eyes open? Only about 4 years old

Poss serious infxn: The symptoms you have listed are concerning enough for the possibility of serious infection that I would recommend you have the child evaluated in-person by a physician right away. ...Read more

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Child with visible blue veins on legs, chest and feet, pale, dark eye circles, swollen lymph nodes, inflammation on heart, lungs and GI tract, tired, asthma?

Child with visible blue veins on legs, chest and feet, pale, dark eye circles, swollen lymph nodes, inflammation on heart, lungs and GI tract, tired, asthma?

Have your child seen: By their pediatrician right away. You don't say the child's age, but something serious sounds likely. I hope it's not serious. ...Read more

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My 4month baby has a optics nerves detached from both eyes thin and pale they said can this be fixed?

My 4month baby has a optics nerves detached from both eyes thin and pale they said can this be fixed?

Not possible: I am sorry to say that this is a congenital failure of optic nerve development and cannot be improved. I am sure that the nerve is not detached; it probably is maldeveloped and atrophic. The residual vision depends upon how much of the nerve remains and whether the eye is normally developed at the end of the nerve. ...Read more

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The front of my baby's eyes are fine but the back the nerve is detached they said pale and thin can this be fixed they said a a word but not sure what?

The front of my baby's eyes are fine but the back the nerve is detached they said pale and thin can this be fixed they said a a word but not sure what?

Need evaluation: Your baby needs a thorough evaluation by a pediatric ophthalmologist in conjunction with a pediatrician. Also you need to talk to the doctors and get a better understanding of this problem. ...Read more

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I notice little small pale white patches near the head of the penis, what is it?

I notice little small pale white patches near the head of the penis, what is it?

See answer: Penile spots are usually not a sign of an STD, cancer, or anything very serious. Possibilities include prominent sebaceous glands (Fordyce spots); pearly penile papules (row of papules around the lower coronal margin of the glans); fungal infection (if uncircumcised); or a dermatitis (lichen planus or sclerosis, eczema). A urologist or dermatologist should be able to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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For 1 wk I have had a small pimple/white head surrounded by oval patch of pale skin on the shaft of my penis, no pain, itching, or irritation.

For 1 wk I have had a small pimple/white head surrounded by oval patch of pale skin on the shaft of my penis, no pain, itching, or irritation.

HPV: Could possibly be a genital wart, it's best to see a picture or see a physician to diagnose the condition. It can be treated by cutting it, applying medicine topically or even freezing it. ...Read more

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Hi, around my son's eyes they are purplish, they always have beeb but today looks more purple than usual and he looks very pale?

Hi, around my son's eyes they are purplish, they always have beeb but today looks more purple than usual and he looks very pale?

Somewhat vague: But obviously concerning enough to you and should be examined by his pediatrician. More medical history on your son in addition to an exam and possibly other testing may be necessary to sort out those concerns. Parents know their children best and their concerns need to be taken very seriously. ...Read more

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The white section of my eyes has a pale blue 8mm thick ring around them and is increasing in size everyday? Is there a reason for this?

The white section of my eyes has a pale blue 8mm thick ring around them and is increasing in size everyday? Is there a reason for this?

Scleral thinning: As you age or if you have high myopia the sclera (white part of your eye) is thinned and the dark uveal tissue deep to it becomes more visible. The dark color of the uvea is reflected back through the sclera and the light is scattered creating a bluish appearance...just as light is scattered in the atmosphere making it blue and in the oceans (oxymetazoline). ...Read more

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What causes a person to develop a pale blue film over their eye?

What causes a person to develop a pale blue film over their eye?

No clue: I have no idea, and I'm an ophthalmologist. I suggest you get it checked out right away. It is probably something common but your description does not sound like something normal. See an ophthalmologist asap. Good luck and sorry doctors on ht couldn't be much help. ...Read more

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Is slight pale yellow only on the inner corner white on both eyes normal?

Is slight pale yellow only on the inner corner white on both eyes normal?

Yes: You are probably observing a deposit termed a pingueculum - sort of a callus of the eye - a normal growth which protects this usually open part of the eye against wind, dust and uv light. It has a yellow tint, can vary in size and is highlighted if the eye gets red or irritated. This is a normal feature of eyes in the middle years. ...Read more

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My friends skin turned pale she has baggy eyes and she's shaking badly what could be wrong with her?

My friends skin turned pale she has baggy eyes and she's shaking badly what could be wrong with her?

Friend: More information would be helpful such as: is she on any medications/has a fever. Get your friend to an md for a diagnosis now. Could be anything from flu to? Please get her to an md. ...Read more

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Why do most people get dark circles under their eyes when they are tired, but mine get extremely pale?

Why do most people get dark circles under their eyes when they are tired, but mine get extremely pale?

Blood flow: Dark circles are often caused by enlarged blood vessels under the skin, you pale lids may have constricted blood vessels. Many things can cause these changes such as poor sleep, allergies and even genetic tendencies. ...Read more

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Is it normal that when most people are tired they get dark circles under their eyes, but mine get extremely pale?

Is it normal that when most people are tired they get dark circles under their eyes, but mine get extremely pale?

Thicker skin: Those with thinner skin below the eyes, tend to show dark circles easily, those with thicker skin, mask the blood vessels that lie underneath. ...Read more

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I always get told I look sick. I'm pale and have dark eye sockets. Why and what can I do to help? I'm sick of feeling/looking ill

See your doctor: Have some bloodwork done to evaluate for simple things such as anemia, kidney/liver/thyroid problems. Are you sleeping? ...Read more

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If someone rolls eyes, passes out and goes very pale at your home, should you call 911 and what do you do while waiting? 92 declining cognition, dnr

If someone rolls eyes, passes out and goes very pale at your home, should you call 911 and what do you do while waiting? 92 declining cognition, dnr

ABC: It is not clear whether the person has had a seizure, stroke, or heart attack. But if a person collapses, call 911 and check for breathing and a pulse. If neither is present, consider CPR in a person who is not dnr. If a person is dnr and you are clear on that person's wishes, then open the airway and pulse. It is always best to have this discussion long before the person passes out... ...Read more

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What could be causing my eyes to be pale coloured?

What could be causing my eyes to be pale coloured?

Many reasons: Pale eye color could be normal. If how ever you are having yellow tint you should get examine by your eye and general doctor. ...Read more

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What causes white bags under the eyes? Under my eyes I have really pale white bags, they are especially noticable in the morning.

What causes white bags under the eyes? Under my eyes I have really pale white bags, they are especially noticable in the morning.

Sinus or allergies: Clear or pale bags are usually from sinus issues or allergies. Worse in the morning, then as you stand up and walk around, gravity pulls the fluid out and they flatten a little. ...Read more

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For my entire adult life I've had pale circles under my eyes. It is most noticeable when I'm flushed or tanned. What could cause this?

For my entire adult life I've had pale circles under my eyes. It is most noticeable when I'm flushed or tanned. What could cause this?

Variable skin color: Your description sounds like a variation of normal skin coloration. If this bothers you, try makeup concealer or laser skin treatments. ...Read more

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Inner bottom lids pale and around edges inside eye dull yellow?

Need to see it: To tell if it is jaundice, anemia-related, or if it is normal variant. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my dark bags under my eyes on my pale skin?

How can I get rid of my dark bags under my eyes on my pale skin?

Makeup or cosmetics: Difficult problem to solve. May use cosmetics. Cosmetic surgery may be an option. Also, make certain you are getting sufficient rest and sleep. Good luck... ...Read more

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Pale, unresponsive but eyes open, low bp, stiff---signs of tia, cva or hypotension?

Pale, unresponsive but eyes open, low bp, stiff---signs of tia, cva or hypotension?

Hypotension: Of the three choices given hypotension makes most sense. Neither cva nor TIA generally produces hypotension. I would be concerned about meds, metabolic and cardiac issues. Needs a few labs to sort this out quickly unless this contradicts his advance directive. ...Read more

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The white part of my eye ball has this pale faint blue to it, what does this mean, and why is it like that?

The white part of my eye ball has this pale faint blue to it, what does this mean, and why is it like that?

Thin sclera: Where the sclera is thin, it appears blue from the deoxygenated blood the choroidal blood vessel layer next to the sclera. This is normal in patients who are nearsighted. ...Read more

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My skin is quite pale, and probably a reason why dark circles under my eyes are more visual. What can I do other than sleep more to look healthier?

My skin is quite pale, and probably a reason why dark circles under my eyes are more visual. What can I do other than sleep more to look healthier?

Treat allergies: If you have pale skin and dark circles under your eyes, you could be allergic. Look for runny/itchy eyes/nose w/ sneezing. If you have these, take zyrtec/claritin/allegra daily. This will reduce the blood vessel congestion under your eyes that looks dark through thin/light skin. ...Read more