Pallor

pale skin

Pallor (also known as paleness) is when the skin is a pale color.[1] It can be caused by illness, stress or even shock.

Pallor
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A girl with pallor around her mouth caused by scarlet fever
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Pallor is seen most easily on the face and palms. It can develop suddenly or slowly.

Causes of pallor may include migraines, headache, hypoglycemia, anemia or scarlet fever.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Paleness". Healthline. Retrieved Feb 21, 2015.