Why Is The Body Skin From Childhood Pale White And Skin Has Never Been Black?
I want to ask, my body skin is white, but the white is pale white, from the small, why is the skin and the body skin is never black even though it is often hot?
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Skin color is a normal variation of each individual that is determined by genetic inherited from each biological parent. The main factor that determines the gradation of skin color is the level of melanin, the pigment that gives color to the skin. In certain people, especially those who have offspring of the same color, having white (pale) skin color is normal.
In addition, there are also several conditions or diseases that cause a person's skin to be very white, or normal but look pale, including:
Albinism, which is a melanin formation disorder that causes melanin deficient skin, or even does not have melanin at all. Because melanin functions to protect the skin and underlying structure, as well as the iris (eyes) against sunlight, sufferers of this disease are very at risk of experiencing other conditions due to exposure to sunlight, such as skin cancer, sensitive to light, and others.
Anemia, is a condition in which hemglobin levels in the blood are lower than normal levels. Although this condition can cause symptoms in the form of pale skin color, this color change is most easily seen in certain areas, namely the conjunctiva (eye lining), the tips of the nails and palms, etc. Anemia itself can be caused by several things:
Chronic diseases (diabetes, kidney failure, cancer, etc.)
Blood formation abnormalities
If your skin color is very different compared to people in your family (parents, siblings, etc.), or if you experience additional symptoms such as: sensitive to light, feeling weak, always drowsy, dizzy, reddish or blackish bowel movements, and others, consult a doctor so that a more complete examination and appropriate treatment.
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