Doctor insights on: Why does dialysis change your skin color

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Does dialysis cause skin color change?

Does dialysis cause skin color change?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin.

As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is called sallow complexion.

Anemia, low hemoglobin, can cause pallor (pale skin). ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Why the skin color change for the people they after they have dialysis treament?

Why the skin color change for the people they after they have dialysis treament?

Multiple reasons: Skin color after starting dialysis can be pale and this is related to multiple factors starting with. ...Read more

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What causes dialysis skin tone change?

What causes dialysis skin tone change?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin.

As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is called sallow complexion.

Anemia, low hemoglobin, can cause pallor (pale skin). ...Read more

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Help please! Could dialysis change my skin?

Help please! Could dialysis change my skin?

Dialysis: In general dialysis patients do complain of dry, darker skin, itching, etc. However one should keep in mind that these are complications of severe kidney insufficiency and result of toxins accumulating in your body. These skin changes are not from dialysis, in fact the whole goal of dialysis is to help and remove these toxins from your body. ...Read more

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When you start dialysis can it change the color of your skin?

When you start dialysis can it change the color of your skin?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin.

As patient's approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is called sallow complexion.

Anemia, low hemoglobin, can cause pallor (pale skin). ...Read more

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What causes change in skin color especially the face?

What causes change in skin color especially the face?

Patchy skin?: Irregular skin discoloration can be due to inflammation due to rashes, vascular changes, bacterial or fungal infections of skin, ^ or v in melanin production. Injury, heat, genetics, solar radiation, hormonal changes & exposure to heavy metal are potential causes. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003224.htm ...Read more

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Are skin color changes on the face serious?

Are skin color changes on the face serious?

Many reasons: Skin color changes can occur for a variety of reasons. A person may look yellow because of liver problems, bruised because of blood disorders, or red because of a variety of skin problems. ...Read more

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How can I change my skin color? Which creams lighten best?

How can I change my skin color? Which creams lighten best?

Skin bleaching: Your skin color is determined by your genetic family background, and by how much sun you are exposed to. Some people have naturally dark skin, while others have lighter skin, and this fact is based alot on what part of the world your ancestors came from. If you want lighter skin, you must not get any sun at all, and you can buy bleaching creams to try to make the skijn lighter. ...Read more

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How come my skin color changes in places that don't see sunlight?

Many reasons: Skin color changes can occur for a variety of reasons. A person may look yellow because of liver problems, bruised because of blood disorders, or red because of a variety of skin problems. ...Read more

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Please explain why is it that ever since I stopped eating meat my skin color changed?

Please explain why is it that ever since I stopped eating meat my skin color changed?

Maybe...: What color were you? Depending on how much meet you ate you may have eliminated a lot of extra iron in your body and that may affect a bronze skin color. The skin color change may also be due to what you are eating instead. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having naturally black skin, can I use benoquin (monobenzone) lightly to change skin color?

Hi, I am having naturally black skin, can I use benoquin (monobenzone) lightly to change skin color?

Yes: But that will be an enormous project for little or no satisfaction. Use your time & energy for something that will actually benefit you or someone else. ...Read more

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What causes my skin color change?

What causes my skin color change?

Depends: If you have had a previous burn or sun damage you may get skin color change. Most of the time the melanin in your skin is reacting to what injured it (radiation, sun, fire, etc). If your skin is blue it usually means you are not getting enough oxygen, if it is red you are possibly flush either due to heat or dehydration. Sun damage can also cause loss of color in spots on the limbs. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your general skin color to change over time?

Is it possible for your general skin color to change over time?

Yes: Medications can make you more sensitivevto sun and cause a darkening of skin color especially on face and exposed areas. Other areas can loose skin color over time as result of vitiligo, or exposure to chemcals. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your skin color to change with fairness creme?

Is it possible for your skin color to change with fairness creme?

Not permanently: If you're talking about lightening creams, their effects are temporary. ...Read more

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Does Paxil (paroxetine) change skin color to dark?

Does Paxil (paroxetine) change skin color to dark?

Not generally: In some cases, Paxil (paroxetine) can lead to photosensitivity and allergic skin rashes. The incidence of skin discoloration is less than. 1%. ...Read more

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How can I change my dark skin color to lighter color?

How can I change my dark skin color to lighter color?

Few modalities: There are some topical medicines like hydroquinone and tretinoin, chemical peels and depigmenting agents. Lasers are also being employed, but only over a short area. Getting full body skin lightening is currently not possible. Rather than mess around with treatments at home - i'd probably go straight to a dermatologist and discuss options with them. ...Read more

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What does it mean if preggo woman's skin color changes?

Normal.: In most cases, it means she's normal. During pregnancy a hormone called melanocyte stimulating hormone (msh) is produced in increased levels, which will often cause the skin to darken. (in some women, only moles darken.) after you deliver the baby, msh levels go back to normal, and over time your skin color will usually go back to normal as well. ...Read more

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Why does my skin color change when I get cold or nervous?

Skin color changes: Because both cold temperature & nervousness cause blood vessels just under the skin to constrict or dilate. Less blood flow causes skin to look more pale. More blood flow causes the skin to redden. ...Read more