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Toothache Medication Causes Blue Skin, Nails and Blood

 A numbing agent for toothaches was to blame for the blue skin, nails and even the navy blue blood of a 25-year-old woman who was diagnosed with methemoglobinemia — a rare blood disorder — at a Rhode Island hospital, according to The Guardian. The woman took herself to the hospital, telling medical staff, “I’m weak and I’m blue.” The woman’s condition had been triggered by a numbing agent containing benzocaine. The woman was treated with an...

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