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How noticable is the salty skin on a person with cystic fibrosis?

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Dr. Mark Taylor
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not that noticeable

Usually the saltiness of the skin is not extremely noticeable and may not be noticeable at all.

In brief: Not that noticeable

Usually the saltiness of the skin is not extremely noticeable and may not be noticeable at all.
Dr. Mark Taylor
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Salty skin

.The reason for the salty skin is because patients with CF secrete normal amounts of sweat, but the sweat has abnormally high levels of salt (nacl) due to the malfunctioning cl- transport, causing very salty skin.
Indeed, the symptom is nearly universal and the sweat test is used as the number one diagnostic test for cf. Only about 1% to 2% of all people with CF show normal sweat test results.

In brief: Salty skin

.The reason for the salty skin is because patients with CF secrete normal amounts of sweat, but the sweat has abnormally high levels of salt (nacl) due to the malfunctioning cl- transport, causing very salty skin.
Indeed, the symptom is nearly universal and the sweat test is used as the number one diagnostic test for cf. Only about 1% to 2% of all people with CF show normal sweat test results.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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