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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Pale Skin (Overview)

Pale skin is a clinical finding that suggests anemia or inadequate amount of oxygen carrying hemoglobin molecules in the blood.


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Does anemia cause pale skin?

Does anemia cause pale skin?

Yes: If the anemia is bad enough. A part of the color in our skin (especially caucasian) is due to circulating red cells in the skin capillaries. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
104 doctors shared insights

Pale Skin (Overview)

Pale skin is a clinical finding that suggests anemia or inadequate amount of oxygen carrying hemoglobin molecules in the blood.


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Lightheadedness, weakness, pale skin, feeling fatigue. do these mean i have anemia ?

Lightheadedness, weakness, pale skin, feeling fatigue. do these mean i have anemia ?

Yes: These symptoms could certainly be seen in someone who has anemia. These symptoms are very concerning. I would advise that you go to the nearest ER for evaluation of these symptoms. I would also advise that since you are lightheaded, that you have someone drive you to the ER now. ...Read more

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How do you treat symptoms of anemia like pale skin?

How do you treat symptoms of anemia like pale skin?

Fix the anemia: Makeup could be used to cover pale skin, but the best thing to do is treat the anemia. ...Read more

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How to get a decent, natural tan if you have pale skin?

How to get a decent, natural tan if you have pale skin?

Artificial tanning: I agree with dr. Fisher that artificial tanning is the way to go if you have what we call "type i skin" and cannot tan naturally. But i would remind you that artificial tanning does not provide any burn protection - so you need to remember to apply a good broad-spectrum (spf ~50) sunscreen lotion every single morning, whether you plan on being in the sun or not. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Very Pale skin, coldness in arms, shoulders, neck, back. Feeling generally unwell, fatigue, sickness, muscle pains. CBC clear. Could it be infection?

Very Pale skin, coldness in arms, shoulders, neck, back. Feeling generally unwell, fatigue, sickness, muscle pains. CBC clear. Could it be infection?

Return to Doctor Now: Your symptoms are quite generalized & do not point to a specific condition. Evidence of present or recent infection is usually reflected in the CBC however you report no findings. Further work-up will be required to elucidate what is causing your constellation of symptoms. It is also important that your anxiety is being treated. See your doctor now for re-evaluation, correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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How can someone get rid of sunburn marks on pale skin?

How can someone get rid of sunburn marks on pale skin?

Tincture of time: Sunburn heals by itself in about 7 to 10 days. Cool wet soaks and a good emollient cream might speed the process a bit. But the important thing is to learn the lesson mr. Sun is trying to teach you: that he is our friend, but we must respect his power. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen every morning, whether you plan on sunbathing or not. ...Read more

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I have Pale Skin before ,but got a Farmer Tan from too much in the Sun , How do i get rid of it? i got Tan Lines in my Arms and Legs

I have Pale Skin before ,but got a Farmer Tan from too much in the Sun , How do i get rid of it? i got Tan Lines in my Arms and Legs

Wait: It will take some time, but the tan will fade on it's own. Avoid using bleaching creams but use sunscreen instead to prevent further darkening from sun exposure. ...Read more

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