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What to do if I have trouble seeing different shades of blue?

What to do if I have trouble seeing different shades of blue?

See eye doctor: Certain types of color blindness are hereditary, whereas certain eye conditions may cause color misperceptions. You should be evaluated by an eye care professional to determine if there is an underlying disease that requires treatment. If none, then your doctor can give you information on coping strategies to deal with your visual deficits. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why does my son have lighter shades of skin on his face?

Why does my son have lighter shades of skin on his face?

More info needed: We really need more information to answer this question. And your best bet is to take him to his doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why may my lips change shades of pink throughout the day?

Why may my lips change shades of pink throughout the day?

Lips: It will depend on changes in your temp and BP and does not lead to any problems ...Read more

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How do I lighten my whole body and face about two shades lighter safely without leaving patches? What are the best products?

How do I lighten my whole body and face about two shades lighter safely without leaving patches? What are the best products?

Skin: Having skin the color you have is your gift from god. It is not a disease or medical condition. Wanting it to be different is a disease and should be addressed with a good mental health specialist. ...Read more

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Thomas jefferson went to bed at dark and woke with the sun when retired. Is that a good way to do it? Remove draperies or shades?

Thomas jefferson went to bed at dark and woke with the sun when retired. Is that a good way to do it? Remove draperies or shades?

Up with the sun: Sure, if you can get all the stuff you need to do done in that period of time. With the advent of electricity and mechanized farming, we don't need to do that anymore. This is why we are so in need of sleep! ...Read more

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Recently my cheeks have been turning red and purple. The red is normal, but it started turning shades of purple, it happens on random occasions. Why?

Recently my cheeks have been turning red and purple. The red is normal, but it started turning shades of purple, it happens on random occasions. Why?

What provocates this: Do you notice anything that provokes your cheeks to turn red? Many people experience this phenomenon when embarrassed or during temperature changes.

Normally cheeks turn red because your blood vessels dilate. Purple cheeks are indicative of vessel spasm and lack of blood flow to your cheeks. This problem should abate with time. If you have pain or associated symptoms see your doctor. ...Read more

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What do different shades of grey on an MRI represent?

What do different shades of grey on an MRI represent?

Densities: The tissues have vary level of water and fat within. The concentrations affect the shade of grey and help the radiologist identify the tissues and structures they are studying. ...Read more

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I have spots growing all over my torso and back. It's 2 shades darker than my normal pigmentation.?

I have spots growing all over my torso and back. It's 2 shades darker than my normal pigmentation.?

Dermatology Consult!: Sign of possible skin Cancer: Irregular Bordered Skin lesions, Skin lesions with dark to black colors, Slowly growing Skin lesions.

Best to have them checked by a Dermatologist! ...Read more

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What are some tticks for sleeping disorders? Should I cover the windows with dark shades? Get up with sun/sleep when dark?

What are some tticks for sleeping disorders? Should I cover the windows with dark shades? Get up with sun/sleep when dark?

Depends: There are many sleep disorders and all are indications of poor general health. You need medical advice and if you are a sugarholic or a coffee addict, cold turkey! ...Read more

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The skin on my body is light colored, but the skin on my face has become really dark. It is like 10 shades darker than my body. What can I do?

The skin on my body is light colored, but the skin on my face has become really dark. It is like 10 shades darker than my body. What can I do?

HYPERPIGMENTATION: HYPERPIGMENTATION of the face alone is rather unusual. I recommend a full exam and labs. Especially evaluation for ADRENAL DISEASE/THYROID DISEASE AND DIABETES. Also if symptoms persist a DERMATOLOGY CONSULT ...Read more

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How do I lighten my skin about 2 shades naturally I'm african American Ps. Don't say stuff like love the skin your in that doesn't answer my question?

How do I lighten my skin about 2 shades naturally I'm african American Ps. Don't say stuff like love the skin your in that doesn't answer my question?

You can't: Your genetics are set. You cannot lighten your skin. The color of your skin is set deep inside by the amount of melanin your genes have programmed your skin to produce. ...Read more

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Can benign moles or freckles have two different shades of brown in the same spot.?

Can benign moles or freckles have two different shades of brown in the same spot.?

Yes: Yes they can but if concerned worth getting it looked at. Other aspects to be on the lookout are rapidly growing, irregular shaped or raised ones. ...Read more

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Is it possible for mole with different shades of brown & colour fading at edge to be benign?

Is it possible for mole with different shades of brown & colour fading at edge to be benign?

Pigmented Nevus: Yes it may still be benign. The abcd criteria is more of a screening instrument to identify nevi worrisome for dysplasia or malignant melanoma and is not very specific. A biopsy is your surest way to tell. ...Read more

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What shades of brown are considered "normal" stool color? What colors are cause for concern?

What shades of brown are considered "normal" stool color? What colors are cause for concern?

Black: Jet black stools, assuming you are not eating things which will do this, may signify old blood. Also if you see bright red blood this is of concern. If your stool is completely white that is not normal. All other colors are usually related to your dietary intake. ...Read more

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Should a worry about a cough that has been producing various shades of phlegm. Had cough for 4 days?

Should a worry about a cough that has been producing various shades of phlegm. Had cough for 4 days?

Bronchitis...: This is likely bronchitis and if you have no to minimal fever, it is likely due to a virus. It should run its course and you should begin to feel better in a few days to a week. If symptoms worsen or don't resolve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can low progesterone or estrogen-progesterone imbalance cause your skin to turn dark like two shades darker?

Can low progesterone or estrogen-progesterone imbalance cause your skin to turn dark like two shades darker?

Melasma: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, almost entirely seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin of women 20-50 years of age. Although possible, it is uncommon in males. It is thought to be primarily related to external sun exposure, external hormones like birth control pills, & preg. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my "lower lips" are darker then my skin by like 4 shades is that bad, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my "lower lips" are darker then my skin by like 4 shades is that bad, what do you suggest?

Normal: Sounds normal to me. Any concerns about wanting to change coloration of skin should be addressed by visit to dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have 4 moles with 2 or 3 shades of brown are they more likely to be atypical moles because there are 4 rather than cancerous?

I have 4 moles with 2 or 3 shades of brown are they more likely to be atypical moles because there are 4 rather than cancerous?

It depends on size: Moles which are >4-5 mm in size (bigger than pencil eraser) are often considered abnormal or Atypical. If there is mixture of colors instead of one uniform color, then the moles become suspect for Melanoma. You should show these to your doctor who may consider doing a biopsy if there is suspicion of melanoma. The main warning sign of melanoma to watch for is a changing mole (in color or size) ...Read more

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Is there a type of color blindness where a person has trouble distinguishing shades of blue?

Is there a type of color blindness where a person has trouble distinguishing shades of blue?

Yes: There are two situations in which the blue sensitive cones do not work properly dichromacy is the most severe with complete loss of blue perception.
Tritanopia (blue deficient: s cone absent)
anomalous trichromacy
tritanomaly (blue deficient: s cone defect)
the most common color deficiency is red–green (overall) 7 to 10% of the male population. ...Read more

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If a color blind person is red-green color blind, can they still see most shades of those colors normally?

If a color blind person is red-green color blind, can they still see most shades of those colors normally?

Altered perception: They will see shades of color in all colored objects but will but see the full range, so colors that might appear bright to you will seem attenuated to the color deficient and some colors will seem what you might term brownish. The mixture seen depends upon the depth of the color blindness in each individual. Because of this most color deficient persons adopt rather bland wardrobes. ...Read more

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Are there safe body scrubs and lotions for skin lightening? I would like to get about 1 or 2 shades lighter full body.

If you want to...: ...Lighten your skin tone cosmetically, a variety of otc skin lighteners are available. (avoid the foreign-made ones containing mercury, which are dangerous.) if you have vitiligo and you want to permanently bleach the skin that is not affected, benoquin (monobenzone) can be prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will a full body chemical peel help me achieve lighter skin? At least 3 shades lighter? I am a medium brown at the moment.

Will a full body chemical peel help me achieve lighter skin? At least 3 shades lighter? I am a medium brown at the moment.

Don't do it!: Please don't try to change that color that Mother Nature gave you for your skin. Both the men who may be courting you and the women who are your friends will be unhappy about this. Even if you come from a backward (I mean it) culture in which people are judged by their skin culture, don't let others do your thinking for you. Embrace who you are. Don't risk your health & looks over this stuff. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year old african american woman. I took isotretnoin (30mg tid) for 2 weeks and my facial skin darkened 3 shades. I stopped...Help!

I am a 45 year old african american woman. I took isotretnoin (30mg tid) for 2 weeks and my facial skin darkened 3 shades. I stopped...Help!

Hyperpigmentation: What you have is postinflammatory hyper pigmentation meaning that skin irritation causes increased pigment. Isotretinoin causes increased sun sensitivity which could also cause increase in pigment in your skin.
Treatment is with prescription bleaching cream called hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Second lithotripsy done 2-14. Toilet water sometimes clear to a tint of various shades. Is this normal? Does litho do damage to kidney cells?

Second lithotripsy done 2-14. Toilet water sometimes clear to a tint of various shades. Is this normal? Does litho do damage to kidney cells?

More likely. ...: .. that the pink-tinged water is evidence of microscopic bleeding from residual or recurrent kidney stones. It's been a year and a half since you had the lithotripsy. Any injury to the kidney is almost always acute, i.e. immediately after the procedure and transient. I suggest you see your nephrologist/urologist for follow-up tests to check on the status of your kidney stones and kidney functon. ...Read more

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I keep getting many new spots (birthmarks) on my face. They are different shades of brown and different sizes. Are they freckles or something serious?

I keep getting many new spots (birthmarks) on my face. They are different shades of brown and different sizes. Are they freckles or something serious?

Marks on face: Light brown spots which persist and worsen can be a sign of an underlying disease. Neurofibromatosis a genetic disease can present with brown patches and over time tumorous growths. I would advise you to go to a dermatologist. ...Read more