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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Paleness (Overview)

Paleness is a clinical finding that suggests anemia or inadequate amount of oxygen carrying hemoglobin molecules in the blood. It can also be caused by lack of sunlight or stress.


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How does anemia cause paleness?

How does anemia cause paleness?

Red cells are red!: When severe anemia is present, there are fewer red blood cells in circulation. The red cells give lighter-skinned people some color. Thus, with anemia, people are less red, and appear pale. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
33 doctors shared insights

Paleness (Overview)

Paleness is a clinical finding that suggests anemia or inadequate amount of oxygen carrying hemoglobin molecules in the blood. It can also be caused by lack of sunlight or stress.


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If a person has full blown aids, &they look sick and pale, does that mean they will pass away soon? I have a family member whom I am concerned about.

If a person has full blown aids, &they look sick and pale, does that mean they will pass away soon? I have a family member whom I am concerned about.

Not necessarily: It does not necessarily mean they will pass away soon. They need a good HIV specialist to care for them. Meds to make appetite increase and build muscle back. Hiv meds to bring the immune system back. Don't lose hope. ...Read more

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How does someone with anemia treat his paleness?

How does someone with anemia treat his paleness?

Restore: Restore normal levels of hemoglobin. I you are fair skinned, it will take you a bit longer but you will get there. ...Read more

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Could I know anything treats my pale yellowish dead face without makeup? Many thanks

Could I know anything treats my pale yellowish dead face without makeup?
Many thanks

Fluids, diet: I would start with the basics. Do you get plenty fluids and vegetables in your diet daily? Are you getting 7-8 hours sleep nightly. Are you taking fish oil? You might also discuss this with your medical provider to see if you may benefit from a dermatology consultation. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My son's poos are really really pale, almost white. Is this a problem?

My son's poos are really really pale,  almost white.   Is this a problem?

Usually not: Transient pale-colored stooling is observed in healthy infants and children not too infrequently. Pale stool close to chalk in jaundiced newborn or child could signify serious liver pathology. ...Read more

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Is there a home made mask or something to get rid of dark/ pale undereyed circles?

Is there a home made mask or something to get rid of dark/ pale undereyed circles?

Dark undereye circle: Treat area gently when washing & removing makeup. Cool compresses; damp herbal teabags' slices of cucumber help moisturize. Many otc preps of 'plumping up' area; some also help reduce fine wrinkles. Wear good sunglasses to prevent squinting. Get adequate rest (8 hrs/night). ...Read more

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