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Ask our doctors! (cheering) And we have a very unique question from Don. Don what’s going on? Well, about 13 years ago, I woke up one morning and my sheets were purple. And I just assumed that it was dye from clothing, so I just blew it off. Then the next day it happened again and I realized that it was actually coming out of my body, out of my pores and I was actually sweating purple. It’s happened for the past 13 years off and on randomly. So my question is, why am I sweating purple? I think you may have a very rare condition called chromhidrosis and that basically just means colored sweat. And so what we think is happening is there are glands called apocrine glands that secrete the sweat, a certain type and they can sometimes produce pigment. And we don’t really understand why this happens to people. It’s been reported in the dermatology literature for almost a hundred years. And you can see all different colors like red and yellow and green and blue and you’re blessed with purple. (laughs) There was a, actually just last year, interesting study that raised some thought that there may be some exposure to heavy metals that may contribute to this. So in that study out of this case series, which, again, it’s quite rare, about 80% of them either had copper-containing IUDs or they consumed mineral water where they were consuming kind of metal content. So the upshot is that if that’s what you have, it can actually probably be diagnosed with a blood test, a urine test and a biopsy. Now, there’re also other cases called pseudochromhidrosis which would not have these same results. It still produces colored sweat, but that’s actually all from the outside of the body. So we think that there is bacteria, there is dyes, there’re certain toxins on your skin that then come in contact with the sweat and cause that. If all your other testing is negative and it turns out it’s just the pseudochromhidrosis, that actually can sometimes be fixed just by with withdrawing is causing it; so possibly an antibiotic or getting rid of that dye. But, there is an answer, we don’t know, necessarily, if we can cure it but at least that might help fill in some of the blanks ’cause I know this has been troubling you for a really long time. I thought I might have been alien, so at least that’s not. (laughter) You’re definitely not an alien, we can tell you that for sure. (applause) Don, thanks so much for sharing that. It’s time to get legal! (cheering) In the Dr’s court. Joining us Judge
(cheering) Then Our next guest is a United States Marine Corps Veteran. And now, well, he’s spending his time saving the planet. I correlate those hard-fought Military skills to now fight in this battle to save the planet. Plus. I woke up one morning and my sheets were purple. I think you may have. The Doctors. (dramatic electronic music)