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Hello, I have very pale skin to the extent where people have recently been asking if I'm I'll, almost grey. Labs are all with in normal parameters and physical exam didn't reveal anything abnormal. I've made changes to my diet, increased my daily water co

Hello, I have very pale skin to the extent where people have recently been asking if I'm I'll, almost grey. Labs are all with in normal parameters and physical exam didn't reveal anything abnormal. I've made changes to my diet, increased my daily water co

Dry?: Xerosis (dry skin) causes an ashy grey-white appearance at times. Other illnesses to be considered could include Argyria (silver toxicity), alkaptonuria (inherited metabolic disease) or Wilson's disease (abnormal copper metabolism). More educated suggestions could be offered through virtual consult and closer examination of skin and nails. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...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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What causes bone pain, pale skin, and among other symptoms?

What causes bone pain, pale skin, and among other symptoms?

Go see your doc: Calcium problems, iron problems, electrolyte issues, vitamin def., renal problems, side effects due to statins or meds are one of many causes of your symptoms. You need to see a doc so he/she can run tests and/or xrays to assess your problem. ...Read more

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Are symptoms like headache when bending, hairfall and pale skin related to brain-affecting problems?

Are symptoms like headache when bending, hairfall and pale skin related to brain-affecting problems?

Headache while bendi: Headache while bending is sinus or structural. Hairfall. Lots of reasons, hair dye, tight bandana, low thyroid, hair pulling etc. Pale skin (sometimes attractive). The three are probably not related though red-haired folks with pale skin tend to have higher rate of allergies which is a cause of sinus conditions with secondary headaches. ...Read more

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I recently lost a close friend, and I have had some weird symptoms. I have had dizziness, pale skin, sweating, and a headache. Is this a minor shock?

I recently lost a close friend, and I have had some weird symptoms. I have had dizziness, pale skin, sweating, and a headache. Is this a minor shock?

Presyncope: Sounds like you may be experiencing presyncope. This occurs when your blood pressure drops and can occur during periods of anxiety. Drink plenty of fluids, eat a well balanced meal and get some rest. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. ...Read more

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One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.

One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.

See your doctor: A bleeding mole is a warning sign. Please see your doctor to ascertain if the lesion needs to be removed for examination by a pathologist. ...Read more

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I have coughed some grey cough. very little, but the colour is light grey. i am not a smoker. i was suffering from cold. iam better now. is it ok?

I have coughed some grey cough. very little, but the colour is light grey. i am not a smoker. i was suffering from cold. iam better now. is it ok?

If you are better: now - you may be coughing up some remnants of the stuff that built up in your upper respiratory tract. Hydrate really well. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm 20 years old. I have yellow skin but white conjunctiva, i don't eat that much carrots! what could be the cause of this pallor?

Beta Carotene??: People on high dose vitamin supplements can get too much beta carotene that can give a yellow orange skin discolorations. Certainly if you are asian or a person of "color" this may be your normal pigmentary pattern. If any doubts i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Pale Skin (Definition)

Pale skin is a clinical finding that suggests anemia or inadequate amount of oxygen carrying hemoglobin ...Read more