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Salty Skin (Overview)

A skin that tastes salty.


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How do I get rid of skin tabs?

How do I get rid of skin tabs?

SKIN TAGS: I believe you mean skin tags. For the common, small skin tags, it's a simple procedure for a dermatologist to snip them off, usually under a local anesthetic. ...Read more

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Salty Skin (Overview)

A skin that tastes salty.


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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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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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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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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 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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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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My mouth is sore since yesterday, worse today. Especially the tip of my tongue, my gums are very sensitive too, and i tasted saltiness. Not burned.

My mouth is sore since yesterday, worse today. Especially the tip of my tongue, my gums are very sensitive too, and i tasted saltiness. Not burned.

Sore mouth from?: This would have to be personally seen by a dentist or physician in order to try to diagnose the problem. With the limited information you posted, it would be impossible to determine what the problem is. Sorry. ...Read more

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