Dangerous and deadly causes of dull skin
In some cases, dull skin can be a sign of a dangerous or deadly disease and must be treated urgently. These diseases include:
Addison's disease (decreased production of hormones secreted by the adrenal glands)
Hemochromatosis (a disorder characterized by iron overload in the body)
These include questions that the patient's answers will help diagnose dull skin. Here are some of the most important questions.
Since when do you have dark skin in one area of the body?
Do you have skin blemishes on other parts of your body?
Do you have redness, scaling or itching on your skin?
Do you feel hot on the affected skin?
Have you ever been in contact with any harmful chemicals?
What medications do you take?
Do you have any other symptoms?
Potential effects of dull skin
Dark skin or hyperpigmentation usually alone cannot confirm or rule out dangerous diseases. However, some diseases associated with hyperpigmentation can be fatal.
Since dark skin can be caused by a dangerous disease, not receiving proper treatment can lead to severe and irreversible complications. Therefore, as soon as the underlying disease is diagnosed, it is necessary for the patient to follow the program and treatment plan of a specialist doctor. By doing this, the potential complications of the disease can be minimized. Some of these side effects include:
Diabetic nephropathy (nerve damage caused by high blood sugar in diabetes)
Retinopathy, cataracts and blindness (severe ocular complications of diabetes)
Hidden cancer (skin changes can indicate a hidden cancer)
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Kidney disease including any kidney problems such as urinary stones, kidney failure and kidney abnormalities
Osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of the bones)
Thyroid storm (fever, high heart rate and delirium)