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Vitamin Deficiency Pale Skin
Sun exposure needed: Some people have naturally pale skin complexion and so it is normal for those folks. In temperate zone, skin tone is somewhat darker in summer months and gets lighter with fall/winter. If your skin has always been so, then it it normal. Getting vitd supplement orally won't help your skin color, only sun exposure will. But should balance the risk of sunburn/cancer etc... Good luck. ...Read more
Iron Def Anemia: This is Iron Def Anemia ., Most likely due to blood loss . In women in the reproductive age , it could be due to heavy menstruation . Other causes , maybe due to blood loss from the Gastro intestinal tract . It is detected by having a blood count . If YOU think you have any type of ANEMIA , please see your PCP for work up & Diagnosis . ...Read more
MCV 77.4,MCH 24.9, RDW 14.8, HGB 14.8. Ferritin 288. Vit. D27ng. Take Iron 65mg Vitamin D and B12 everyday.
cycle of being tired/ pale skin. last a wk?
Hb upper normal, not: ?: anemia unlikely basis for fatigue. MCV a little? c/w ?iron, yet Hb good: bone marrow has enough iron, B12 & folic acid to make plenty of RBCs. Vit D (D3=what counts) is ?, common in US. Rec: 70-80 ng/mL, & most Vit Ds (Rx & OTC) do not work well. BioTech D3 50,000 IU 1 of few I have never seen fail, yet dose tracking/adjust key & not likely basis fatigue. Pale=local capillary flow; not=anemia. ...Read more
It may ...see below: Peripheral neuropathy is a common cause for crawling sensation of bugs on skin. It happens when the peripheral nerves are damaged due to reasons such as vitamin b1, b6, B12 deficiency, diabetes mellitus, after a traumatic injury to the nerves, alcoholism, compression of nerves due to an awkward posture, thyroid disorder, just to name a few. So...Yes to the possible deficiency question. ...Read more
See pediatrician: Start with a visit to your pediatrician for a complete history and physical exam. They may choose to do some blood work and/or refer you to a specialist: a nutritionist, allergist, immunologist or dermatologist might be needed. Louisville has access to all of these specialists. Schedule an appointment with your daughter's doctor today! ...Read more
My face skin has uneven skin tone, some blemishes and even some marks, i just want to know is it because of some vitamin deficiency or something else?
Usually not: An uneven skin tone is usually the result of alterations in melanin, the pigment that gives skin and hair their color. It can also result from repeated exposure to UV light and sun damage which can stimulate melanin. In women hormones play a role. Also the effects of acne & scarring can impact skin tone. Hypopigmentation (lighter skin) can result from fungal infections, inflammation or vitiligo. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
My 7yr old has white spots on her cheeks(& nowhere else). They seem to be under the skin, not scales/rash. Is it vitamin deficiency or something else?
Pityriasis alba: It sounds like you're describing pityriasis alba. Pityriasis alba is a condition that results from dry skin and is very common in children. It is a patchy lightening of the skin (not a starchy white depigmentation of the skin). It is not scaly and is usually asymptomatic. It tends to look worse in the summer as the affected skin does not tan. Most cases resolve in puberty when skin becomes oily. ...Read more
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