I work on watercrafts on the weekends, and one of the things I’ve noticed is the passengers that are an extremely seasick will quite literally turn green. This previous Saturday there was one human being who I might tell to be going come be an extremely sick even before we got outside the gold Gate bridge - he emerged green coloration around his eyes, which later spread to encompass his whole face, and I’m not just talking around a light green tinge - a an extremely distinctive evil green shade develops.

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Why go this happen? What wake up to a who circulation? Why don’t they just turn white?


Bosda_Di_Chi_of_Tricor might 8, 2006, 6:19pm #2

Hmm…good question.

Maybe an excellent enough because that Cecil.

I have actually no answers, however I’ll bang this up, whilst marking it for my own future reference.


Hi_Neighbor may 8, 2006, 6:59pm #3

I constantly thought seasick human being were merely portrayed with green deals with in cartoons and also such. But, ~ hearing your account, I find this really strange.


BobT might 8, 2006, 7:22pm #4

When i’ve experienced movement sickness, I turn white. Well, ns am white, however I become whiter. Ns assume the blood in my confront heads what else.


Cluricaun may 8, 2006, 7:57pm #5
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BobT:

When i’ve experienced movement sickness, I revolve white. Well, i am white, but I become whiter. Ns assume the blood in my confront heads somewhere else.

Good point. Was the green transforming person in concern someone with an olive complexion? I could see olive walk pale feather as maybe a greenish tint.


wevets may 8, 2006, 8:52pm #6
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Cluricaun:

Good point. To be the green turning person in inquiry someone v an olive complexion? I could see olive walk pale spring as possibly a greenish tint.

No, definitely not. That was an extremely caucasian (er, if someone have the right to be be described as “very” caucasian

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I wish ns could link to a picture, yet I nothing think human being who are seasick would certainly be an extremely receptive to posing because that photos, even in the name of science

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monstro might 8, 2006, 9:04pm #7

I revolve white once I’m obtaining that clammy-skinned, Oh-Gawd-I’m-About-to-Throw-Up feeling. Once, when I started feeling that way at a Donna Summer concert (I blame low blood sugar), my sister got hold of me and also started yelling, “monstro is white!! monstro is WHITE!!”

I don’t see how you caucasians do it to adulthood.

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Cluricaun might 8, 2006, 9:27pm #8
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monstro:

I don’t see how you caucasians make it come adulthood.

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racer72 might 9, 2006, 12:22am #9

I functioned on charter fishing watercrafts for a couple of summers and saw much more seasick folks than I care to remember. Ns don’t recall any type of of them transforming green though, most would end up being extremely pale. Fairer skinned people would build a blue hue about the eyes and also mouth. The lips and tongue that darker world would rotate pinkish white. I usage to have a photo of Maureen McCormick, Marcia the Brady Bunch fame looking a little blue around the gills. She spent many of the work in the cabin fighting turn off seasickness, I never did view her barf though.


Richard_Parker might 9, 2006, 6:48am #10

I have likewise witnessed who in this condition; ns would speak to the color blue-green.

Some time earlier I was in a class where the teacher was dissecting a cow eyeball. Throughout the procedure, the teacher cut open his finger through the scalpel. The smell of formaldehyde an unified with gushing blood and also visceral fluid was enough for one guy. His confront was greatly white, however parts of it were a shade that have the right to only be defined as blue-green–very much like the shade of a vein (or at the very least my veins, i beg your pardon to mine eyes are as much environment-friendly as blue).


Tim_T-Bonham.net might 9, 2006, 7:26am #11

I believe people space being misled on this.

People enduring from seasickness & other types of nausea regularly have a decreased blood circulation to the face. This will reason them come “turn every white”. (For caucasians, at least.)

This often appears to observers as if they room ‘turning green’, since it is such a comparison with the pinkish skin color we expropriate as normal. There is a known phenomona in shade vision, whereby if you stare at a bright fancy area for a while, then look in ~ a white page, you will check out an after-image in the opposite color. (I can not remember the surname for this.) yet I think this defines why seasick people seem to turn green.

Another factor could be that seasick human being are regularly near the rail, or even bent end it. Hence the reflected light from the sea would provide them a greenish appearance.


Richard_Parker might 9, 2006, 7:54am #12
t-bonham
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I believe people room being misled top top this.

People experiencing from seasickness & other varieties of nausea often have a decreased blood circulation to the face. This will reason them to “turn every white”. (For caucasians, at least.)

This often shows up to observers as if they are ‘turning green’, since it is together a comparison with the pinkish skin color we accept as normal. There is a well-known phenomona in color vision, wherein if you stare at a bright fancy area because that a while, climate look at a white page, girlfriend will check out an after-image in opposing color. (I can not remember the surname for this.) yet I think this defines why seasick human being seem to rotate green.

Another factor can be the seasick civilization are frequently near the rail, or even bent end it. Therefore the reflected light from the sea would give them a greenish appearance.

I nothing think the phenomenon is adequately explained by either of your suppositions.

Your after-image explanation assumes, implausibly, that observers the the greenish hue to be staring at the face of the nauseated person prior to he or she came to be nauseated; this is plainly not the situation in every of the anecdotes in this thread.

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As because that the enjoy of the sea, i think you’d discover that most parts the the ocean do no reflect a greenish hue–and my instance takes place in landlocked Colorado.