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What Your Skin Tells about Your Health

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What Your Skin Tells about Your Health

What Your Skin Tells about Your Health

whatskintellsFBSome say your eyes are the window to your soul, well,your skin is the window to your health, in fact many underlying heath diseases or conditions first appear as skin problems. What your skin knows about your health:

Butterfly rash
When present across the face it can be a sign of lupus, it may also be rosacea or contact dermatitis, see a specialist.

Velvet Plaques
They appear in the neck or armpits as a sign of diabetes, but they are also caused by obesity. If they appear on hands or lips it may indicate internal cancer.

Leg Plaque: Red edges-Gold centers
It’s a distinctive sign of diabetes, it first appears as a dull, reddish colored patch and skin may crack and become itchy or painful.

Itchy Violet Bumps
This is a rash of red-purple, flat bumps that appear on wrists or ankles and may be linked to hepatitis C.  They can also appear on mouth, lower back, neck, legs and genitals.

Tripe Palms
The palms become thin and velvety-white with pronounced folds in hand lines, it’s linked to lung cancer.

Wooden Skin
It starts as a brown discoloration and indentation of the lower arms and legs, they become browner and wooden in appearance,  it can mean kidney disease. A small yellow spot may appear in the eyes.

Scaly Rash on Buttocks and Red Tongue
This is more often seen in the elderly, it starts in the fold of the buttocks or palms, but can elsewhere on the body and is usually a sign of glucogenoma, a pancreatic tumor. A painful bright red tongue is common too.

Pay attention to your skin,  it may be talking to you, if you have any of these signs visit your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation.

what your skin tells about your health

What Your Skin Tells about Your Health
[Last Reviewed on May 26th 2014]

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