What Skin Tells about Your Health


Have you heard that 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.

Butterfly rash

Rosacea
Rosacea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is normally presented across the face as a sign of lupus, but it can also be rosacea or contact dermatitis, it is important to see a specialist for prevention.

Velvet Plaques

They appear in the neck or armpit as a sign of diabetes, they can be caused by obesity. If they appear in hands or lips may indicate internal cancer.

Leg Plaque: Red on edge-Gold in center

It’s a distinctive sign of diabetes, it can first appear as a dull, reddish colored patch, and skin may crack and become itchy or painful.

Itchy, Violet Bumps

This is a rash made up of reddish-purple, flat-topped bumps that appear on the wrist or ankles and may be linked with hepatitis C. (It can also appear on mouth, lower back, neck, legs and genitals)

Tripe Palms

The skin palm becomes think and velvety-white with pronounced folds in the lines of the hand and it is highly linked with lung cancer.

Wooden Skin

It starts as a brown discoloration and indentation of the lower arms and legs, they become browner and start looking like wood and it can mean a kidney disease, also a small yellow spot can appear in the eye.

Scaly Rash on Buttocks and Red Tongue

It is more often seen in elderly and it tends to start in the fold of the buttocks or palms but can elsewhere on the body and is usually a signal of glucogenoma, a pancreatic tumor. A painful bright red tongue is usually common too.

Pay attention to your skin, it may be talking to you, if you have any of these signals, visit your doctor as soon as possible for specific medical treatment.

via What Your Skin Tells about Your Health – PositiveMed.

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