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Why does alcohol abuse make the skin pale?

Why does alcohol abuse make the skin pale?

Diet & Sun: Alcoholics tend to stay indoors. They also lack vitamin B6 and B12 due to gastritis and poor diet. They are often anemic and frequently have liver disease that causes the skin to be pale. They frequently are malnourished as many times their major calorie intake is from alcohol. They also tend to be heavy smokers which causes problems in all the systems. ...Read more

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Is a tanned child healthier than a pale child?

Is a tanned child healthier than a pale child?

See below: As long as the pale child is not anemic, there is no health benefit to having a tan. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son is pale?

My 6 year old son is pale?

Needs appt: I would have him seen by his pediatrician. He could be anemic or have other issues going on ...Read more

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Why is my skin looking pale?

Why is my skin looking pale?

Potentially many: Anemia, lack of sun exposure, skin pigment disorders. Of most concern would be acute blood loss. Please see a physician. ...Read more

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How can I lighten my skin and be pale?

How can I lighten my skin and be pale?

Protect skin: For lighter skin – always protect your skin. 1. Use a broad spectrum sun screen with a high SPF. Apply as often as needed. 2. Wears hat or other clothing to protect skin from Sun’s UV rays. 3. Try to avoid mid-day sun. A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body. ...Read more

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What can you do to get pale white skin?

What can you do to get pale white skin?

Pale white?: You can't change who you are. For lighter skin – always protect your skin. 1. Use a broad spectrum sun screen with a high SPF. Apply as often as needed. 2. Wears hat or other clothing to protect skin from Sun’s UV rays. 3. Try to avoid mid-day sun. A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body. ...Read more

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My complexion is getting pale and dark?

COMPLEXION PROBLEMS?: COMPLEXION GETTING PALE AND DARK???
SEE A DERMATOLOGIST ...Read more

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Is it more advantageous to have pale or tan skin?

Is it more advantageous to have pale or tan skin?

Pale: Sun exposure is a significant precursor to skin cancer and skin degredation in later life. Tanning has some esthetic appeal but must be weighed against that eventuality in later life. ...Read more

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Why am I going pale and passing out for no reason?

Why am I going pale and passing out for no reason?

Anemia, medications: If you are pale and passing out, you should have your blood pressure checked and blood checked for anemia. Anemia can be caused by many things, including iron deficiency. If your blood pressure is low you should consume more fluids. However, the best thing is to get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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My urine gets pale lately, I would like to know why?

My urine gets pale lately, I would like to know why?

Hydration: The better hydrated you are the lighter the urine is. ...Read more

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My hb is 12. Still hv dull n pale face. Why is it? How can I get a glowy face

My hb is 12. Still hv dull n pale face. Why is it? How can I get a glowy face

More info needed: Make sure you have had a full physical exam and that you are healthy. A hemoglobin of 12 may be a little low for a healthy 19 year old patient. Appropriate diet, rest, and exercise are needed to get or restore the "glow". ...Read more

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I am 28 years old. ....my weight is 45kg while my height is 5.3 I am so pale and weak?

I am 28 years old. ....my weight is 45kg while my height is 5.3 I am so pale and weak?

Anemia?: Pallor and weakness can be a sign of anemia. Screening for this condition involves a simple blood test. Your doctor may decide to investigate other causes of weakness at the same time, so a complete physical would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My son is 5 very tall and thin his bowels are always flaky and crumbly and pale is this normal?

Not necessarily: Pale stools may point to a liver problem or can be a normal variant. Consult your pediatrician, who can assess your son's overall health and can help decide whether he needs additional tests or a consultation with a pediatric gastroenterologist (gi specialist.). ...Read more

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I am a 24th old male and recently had a small piece of pale white flesh come our after an ejaculation?

I am a 24th old male and recently had a small piece of pale white flesh come our after an ejaculation?

Other ideas.: Semen has a process of coagulation (going solid) then liquifying. Also, if uncircumsized, a collection of mainly dead skin, smegma, also can collect and be dislodged. It's very unlikley that a real part of you could just fall off and not have bleeding. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm naturally tan but became pale over time if I get a tan will it stay or fade?

Yes: Most people will have an increase in melanin production in the sun. People with more pigment in their skin will tend to keep a tan longer, but without sun exposure, the skin color will also be paler. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have white paled lips? I woke up and I found them white paled, they weren't like this the other day.

What does it mean to have white paled lips? I woke up and I found them white paled, they weren't like this the other day.

Lips pallor: Usually when your pressure low or having low hemoglobin, the lips loses its pink color and looks pale. If the clinical exam okay and physically feel fine, nothing need to worry about. ...Read more

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I have two small cafe au lait marks -. 5 and 1cm. I think I have one more about an inch wide, but is really pale so hard to tell. Normal?

I have two small cafe au lait marks -. 5 and 1cm. I think I have one more about an inch wide, but is really pale so hard to tell. Normal?

Ok in normal people: Normal people can have a few light brown macules, also known as cafe-au-lait spots. One can ask her primary care doctor during her next routine check-up to look and see if there other spots that she can't see (due to location) but her doctor might be able to see. If there are six or more cafe-au-lait spots that are all bigger than 1.5 cm in an adult, her doctor may evaluate further. ...Read more

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If you are fairly pale and you start tanning a lot everyday to the point you are almost black. Will you just go back to white in the end?

If you are fairly pale and you start tanning a lot everyday to the point you are almost black. Will you just go back to white in the end?

Excess tanning: Tanning is a form of skin damage. Excess tanning can result in wrinkling of skin as as well as dark spots. You will not go back to the initial skin color but slightly darker each time your tan fades. Here is a brief article about tanning:
https://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/skin/pdf/tanned_skin_not_healthy_skin_hi. Pdf
Here is another article about tanning beds
https://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/indoor_tanning. Htm ...Read more

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I have too much mensural pain n bleeding in these days pale body color n at same time gaining w8 day by day as I m 23 year old what d I do?

I have too much mensural pain n bleeding in these days pale body color n at same time gaining w8 day by day as I m 23 year old what d I do?

See gyn: Your symptoms can be from fibroids, endometriosis, or other reasons. It is important to see your gyn and get a blood count and consider an ultraound to decide what the problem is. ...Read more

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I started getting pale white patches in my cheeks (my skin colour brownish) and looks like it is spreading slowly. Patches are not contrasting white?

I started getting pale white patches in my cheeks (my skin colour brownish) and looks like it is spreading slowly. Patches are not contrasting white?

? vitiligo: White discoloration results from a malfunction of your skin's normal pigment, melanin. For exampe, vitiligo results when melanocytes are destroyed spreading from spots to, often, bigger patches. It is more common in more darkly complected individuals. It is treated with cosmetics, re-pigmentation using UV light therapy, steroid creams. See a Dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am a bit skinny. And pale too. I eat a lot. But don't gain weight. All my tests are normal except hb is 9gms. I want to look pinkish &healthy. What to d0?

I am a bit skinny. And pale too. I eat a lot. But don't gain weight. All my tests are normal except hb is 9gms. I want to look pinkish &healthy. What to d0?

What is main issue?: You say you want to look "pinkish &healthy"....With a HGB of 9 you are anemic. Iron supplement may help. As for gaining weight what are you eating? Talk to a dietician. ...Read more