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Blue skin: Introduction

Further information about Blue skin is below, or review more specific information about these types of Blue skin: cyanosis, purple skin, blue hands, Central cyanosis, Cyanotic skin, Leg blueness, Eye blueness, Ear blueness or other types.

Blue skin: Blueness of the skin. See detailed information below for a list of 412 causes of Blue skin, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Blue skin:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Blue skin. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Blue skin:

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Blue skin: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Blue skin, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Blue skin Treatments

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Stories from Users for Blue skin

Real-life user stories relating to Blue skin:

Message Boards for Blue skin

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Blue skin or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Blue skin:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Blue skin. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature, Blood pressure and pulse rate to assess possible shock
    • Cardiovascular examination for murmur or enlarged heart - may suggest rheumatic carditis, congenital heart disease or congestive heart failure.
    • Examine for reduced or absent peripheral pulses, cool peripheries, absence of hairs on peripheries to diagnose peripheral vascular disease
    • Examine respiratory system for any lung causes of blue skin
    • If blue hands; examine for finger tip ulcers which may be a complication of Raynaud's phenomenon and also examine for any signs of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, polyarteritis nodosa, Buerger's disease, polycythaemia, leukemia, polymyositis and dermatomyositis that may cause Raynaud's phenomenon
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Blue skin: Animations

Medications or substances causing Blue skin:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Blue skin as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Blue skin:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Blue skin as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Meperidine and monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant interaction
  • Demerol and monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant interaction
  • more interactions...»

Blue skin: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Blue skin may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Blue skin

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Blue skin:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Blue skin. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Blue skin: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Blue skin

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Blue skin: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Blue skin:

The list of organs typically affected by Blue skin may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Blue skin

The list below shows some of the causes of Blue skin mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Blue skin?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Blue skin. Of the 412 causes of Blue skin that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 6 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 16 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 394 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Blue skin:

The following list of conditions have 'Blue skin' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Blue skin:

The following list of medical conditions have Blue skin or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Blue skin Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Blue skin based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Blue skin?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Blue skin, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Blue skin:

    Subtypes of Blue skin:

    Cyanosis (439 causes), Purple skin (16 causes), Blue hands (18 causes), Central cyanosis (25 causes), Cyanotic skin (24 causes), Leg blueness (13 causes), Eye blueness (2 causes), Ear blueness (7 causes), Buttock blueness (10 causes), Back blueness (9 causes), Ankle blueness (10 causes), Chest blueness (9 causes), Wrist blueness (11 causes), Nose blueness (9 causes), Finger blueness (17 causes), Eyelid blueness (5 causes), Elbow blueness (11 causes), Nipple blueness (9 causes), Fingernail blueness (12 causes), Calf blueness (13 causes), Chin blueness (10 causes), Knee blueness (11 causes), Arm blueness (11 causes), Facial blueness (9 causes), Breast blueness (10 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Blue skin:

    Cyanosis (439 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Skin color symptoms (2348 causes), Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes), Mucus membrane symptoms (832 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)

    Symptoms related to Blue skin:

    Cyanosis (439 causes), Purple skin (16 causes), Dark skin (136 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Pallor (536 causes), Redness (534 causes), Blue lips (89 causes), Blue hands (18 causes), Blue face, Blue nails (18 causes), Bruising (348 causes), Bleeding under the skin (7 causes), Blue tongue (14 causes), Skin rash (461 causes), Cold weather, Blue nevus, Bulging veins (3 causes), Livido reticularis, Mongolian blue spot, Raynaud's phenomenon (89 causes), Methemoglobinemia, Ochronosis, Certain medications

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    Medical News summaries about Blue skin

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Blue skin

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