Patient discussion about color

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Q. Why is the color draining from my eyes?!

When I was little I had rich shiny cobalt blue eyes! As I grew up they faded or just started to dim in color. Being partially blind you can see in my left eye the its a really light color and creamy instead of my deep blue color... Why does my eye color dim?! I didnt think going blind had anything to do with the color of my eyes changing... Or is it something else?! Please, and thank you!
Adepends on your blindness, if it is caused by your cornea changing (corneal opacity)- it'll change your eye color to a cloudy white. it can also be caused by cataract.
are those the reason of your blindness?

Q. If someone as alcoholism do there eyes change color?

My husband says his work mate told him that if you’re an alcoholic your eyes can change color. As an example If you have blue eyes they become a darker blue because of something in your bloodstream?. I think my husband’s workmate is winding my husband up, or is he telling the truth?
A1That is an untruth. The color of the eyes in an alcoholic will not change color. The only thing in the eyes that will change color are the corneas (the whites of the eyes) they will turn yellow due to jaundice and probably cirrhosis of the liver. The skin will also turn yellow with the jaundice.
A2If someone is an alcoholic then generally their eyes change to a nice shade of bloodshot red…

Q. What exactly is PPD? I heard it is a substance in hair color and that some women are allergic to it

How can I know if I’m allergic to it?
A1That sounds nasty... so how can I know if i'm allergic to it or not?
A2Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) is a chemical substance that is widely used as a permanent hair dye. It may also been found in textile or fur dyes, dark coloured cosmetics, temporary tattoos, photographic developer and lithography plates, photocopying and printing inks, black rubber, oils, greases and gasoline. Reaction caused by the use of hair dye in mild cases usually only involves dermatitis to the upper eyelids or the rims of the ears. In more severe cases, there may be marked reddening and swelling of the scalp and the face.

Q. What health condition would produce blood and dark colored semen?

Aany inflammation in that area can cause that. from the urethra to the testis. here is a symptom checker that show you all the conditions that causes blood to show up in your semen and their other symptoms:

Q. I went to a new hair dresser a to get my highlights done.

and I think something is terribly wrong with my scalp. After washing the color away I already felt my scalp is tender, so he put some natural mask on my hair which he said will make it soft and nice, and calm the roots. A couple of days has past now and I still feel as though my scalp is a bit burning, and I think I am losing more hair than normally. So I am a “BIT” bit panicking here. Did he damage my scalp? How can I make the burning feeling go away? My friend said it is probably an allergic reaction to the active materials in the coloring or the natural mask, but I am usually not allergic to anything. Should I see a doctor?HELP!!!!
Abecause of a very amusing story i'll tell someday - i know i'm allergic to P-Phenylenediamine or CPPD Black Rubber Mix that hair dyes sometime have. i also felt a burning sensation and lost some hair(that grew back ..) so i looked for alternative hair dyes and found some..just google hypoallergenic hair dyes. i recommend going to see a dermatologist just to be safe and get tested to see if you are really allergic.
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