11. Your Skin Is Not Supposed To Be That Color
People aren’t sure what to do when their skin changes color to something that’s not normal. It’s definitely a sign that something is wrong, and medical attention should be sought immediately. But what is a doctor to do when the cause of the change is the patient themselves? TheTallerTaylor came across a patient whose skin had become completely silver/grey, and they weren’t sure what to do about it. Talking with the patient, it seemed, didn’t help matters at all.
“My first impression from across the room was that he was severely hypoxic, and I was amazed he was walking and talking. He made comments that made it appear he was a huge conspiracy theorist, so I was suspicious of colloidal silver toxicity. When I asked him about it, he shouted angrily, ‘I don’t take silver supplements anymore!’ After some prying, he said he took them to self-treat for a prion disease which he self-diagnosed from ‘the grape juice test’ where you spit out grape juice into a Petri dish and ‘a fungus grows out of it.’ At this point, I’m like yeah, this patient is nuts. I’m pretty sure he listened to too much Alex Jones and, as a result, permanently died his skin blue, a condition called argyria.”