Can your skin tell you if you have a disease?

Can your skin tell you if you have a disease?

There are some conditions that show up as a skin problem. Any skin change should always be checked by your doctor.

A pink rash across the face that is butterfly shaped can be a sign of lupus:

lupus

 

White patches on the skin, called vitiligo, may occur for no reason, but are also linked to diabetes, anemia, hepatitis, and thyroid disease:

vitiligo.jpeg

 

If you have high cholesterol or lipids (fats) in your blood, it can cause yellow deposits on the eyelids, called xanthelasma:

xanthelasma

 

Chronic very dry skin can be a sign of thyroid disease, as can thickening of the skin over the shins:

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Dark patches of skin near your underarms can be a sign of diabetes:

acanthosis

 

Yellow skin and itching can be a sign of liver disease:

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