A loss of color in the skin and mucous membranes, often related to anemia.


Self-care options include eating a healthy diet.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a healthcare professional right away for:

  • A loss of color over entire body, including lips, inner lower eyelids, nailbeds, tongue, and palms.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Fatigue.
  • Blood in the stool.
  • Vomiting blood.
  • Worsening loss of color.

Last Updated Oct 28, 2023

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