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:
White patches on the skin, called vitiligo, may occur for no reason, but are also linked to diabetes, anemia, hepatitis, and thyroid disease:
If you have high cholesterol or lipids (fats) in your blood, it can cause yellow deposits on the eyelids, called xanthelasma:
Chronic very dry skin can be a sign of thyroid disease, as can thickening of the skin over the shins:
Dark patches of skin near your underarms can be a sign of diabetes:
Yellow skin and itching can be a sign of liver disease: