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DERMATOLOGY UPDATE Presented by Todd T Davis, M.D. Kelly Farell, PA-C Haider K. Bangash, M.D. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR SWEAT? There are two glands in the body that produce sweat. The eccrine gland creates an odorless fluid that helps the body regulate heat. The fluid produced by the apocrine glands is thick and milky and causes body odor when broken down by bacteria on the skin. Both liquids are colorless, but when sweat glands produce too much lipofuscin (pigment), sweat can be yellow, blue green, brown, or black. This rare condition is called chromhidrosis. communicate with patients. We are located at 103 N Haven Colored sweat can also be caused by pseudochromhidrosis, which occurs when sweat comes into contact with dyes, chemicals, or pigment producing (chromogenic) bacteria. Because other conditions like infections, liver problems, or poisoning can also cause oddly-hued sweat, a doctor should be consulted when it occurs. To schedule a consultation, please call ELMHURST DERMATOLOGY at 630-832-2111. Our entire staff is composed of dedicated health professionals, chosen for their knowledge, willingness to help others and ability to Road, Suite 7. We strive to provide the highest quality care to our patients. ELMHURST DERMATOLOGY P.S. Colored sweat caused by chromhidrosis is usually confined to the genital, areolar, and facial skin. www.elmhurstdermatology.com Your skin specialists, dedicated to providing expert care of all disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. We accept most medical insurance, Visa, and MasterCard. Our practice is located at 103 N. Haven Rd., Suite 7, Elmhurst, IL DERMATOLOGY UPDATE Presented by Todd T Davis, M.D. Kelly Farell, PA-C Haider K. Bangash, M.D. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR SWEAT? There are two glands in the body that produce sweat. The eccrine gland creates an odorless fluid that helps the body regulate heat. The fluid produced by the apocrine glands is thick and milky and causes body odor when broken down by bacteria on the skin. Both liquids are colorless, but when sweat glands produce too much lipofuscin (pigment), sweat can be yellow, blue green, brown, or black. This rare condition is called chromhidrosis. communicate with patients. We are located at 103 N Haven Colored sweat can also be caused by pseudochromhidrosis, which occurs when sweat comes into contact with dyes, chemicals, or pigment producing (chromogenic) bacteria. Because other conditions like infections, liver problems, or poisoning can also cause oddly-hued sweat, a doctor should be consulted when it occurs. To schedule a consultation, please call ELMHURST DERMATOLOGY at 630-832-2111. Our entire staff is composed of dedicated health professionals, chosen for their knowledge, willingness to help others and ability to Road, Suite 7. We strive to provide the highest quality care to our patients. ELMHURST DERMATOLOGY P.S. Colored sweat caused by chromhidrosis is usually confined to the genital, areolar, and facial skin. www.elmhurstdermatology.com Your skin specialists, dedicated to providing expert care of all disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. We accept most medical insurance, Visa, and MasterCard. Our practice is located at 103 N. Haven Rd., Suite 7, Elmhurst, IL