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Why do I get yellow skin after drinking?

Why do I get yellow skin after drinking?

Yellow skin: This is most likely jaundice due to liver toxicity (hepatitis or cirrhosis) due to increase bilirubin in the blood since the damaged liver cells cannot break it down. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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My nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! he is 10 months old now and he had it for 6 months.?

My nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! he is 10 months old now and he had it for 6 months.?

Easy: This is what is known as carotenemia. Carotene is a precursor of vitamin a and the yellow color comes from a build-up of carotene from the ingestion of yellow vegetables like squash and carrots. It is totally harmless and you can differentiate it from jaundice by looking at the whites of the eyes. If they are also yellow, it is jaundice. Decrease intake of yellow veggies. ...Read more

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How could I get yellow skin and eyes?

How could I get yellow skin and eyes?

Liver disease: Sounds like jaundice, which is a possibly a sign of liver failure. I would seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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About to get married. So ashamed myself! how can I lighten yellow skin, get rid of it, or cover it up?

About to get married. So ashamed myself! how can I lighten yellow skin, get rid of it, or cover it up?

Yellow skin: Products that have been shown to lighten your skin are: hydroquinone, licorice extract, vitamin c, arbutin, Alpha hydroxy acids, kojic acid, and azelaic acid. See you local dermatologist for help with your skin. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! from head to toe! he's 10 months now started at 6mos?

What do you suggest if my nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! from head to toe! he's 10 months now started at 6mos?

?yellow eyes? : Most of this is related to the introduction of yellow veggies into a kids diet. The vitamin A in the food attaches to the fat under the skin, making it appear yellow. If the white of the eyes is yellow, the kid has a liver problem.There is no fat in the white of the eye. ...Read more

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My nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! from head to toe! He's 10 months now. Started at 6 months. What could this be?

My nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! from head to toe! He's 10 months now. Started at 6 months. What could this be?

Lots of carrots?: If he is otherwise healthy, consider Carotenemia, a relatively benign condition caused by eating a lot of orange and yellow vegetables. Jaundice of the type seen in Gilbert's syndrome, also benign, is possible I recommend he see his pediatrician to determine the cause but at 10 months in a healthy child I'm betting on Carotenemia ...Read more

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Why do I get temporary yellow skin? Not yellow in the eyes but the whole body. I have no anemia, but a pheochromocytoma, what can it be? Pheo related?

Why do I get temporary yellow skin? Not yellow in the eyes but the whole body. I have no anemia, but a pheochromocytoma, what can it be? Pheo related?

Pheochromocytoma: You need to get this pheo treated. The bursts of adrenaline can be fatal. The bursts of adrenaline can make your skin pale, which may be perceived as yellow, depending on your natural color. There are characteristic skin tingling sensations, or itching with pheo. Other hormones can be abnormal too (pth, calcitonin) in certain varieties of pheo. This condition is rare, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is having yellow skin hereditary?

Yes: There are conditions leading to jaundice (yellow skin) that are genetic, and therefore hereditary, but these are very uncommon. Most jaundice occurs due to normal processes in the newborn and is not hereditary, although depending on the mother's blood type the risk of jaundice in subsequent pregnancies may be increased. ...Read more

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Have 2 yellow skin marks what could cause it ?

Have 2 yellow skin marks what could cause it ?

Not sure: Where are they? Was there an injury at the site? Are they the only yellow sites or are you yellow elsewhere - i.e. Is it jaundice? Are they around the eye(s) or on the palsm - if s they may represent cholesterol deposits. You shudl be seen by someone who can make a determination - i suggest a dermatologist if your primary md isn't sure. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause someone to have yellow skin?

Liver or bile diseas: Liver disease, biliary disease, or blood disease can cause a person to develop yellow or jaundiced skin. ...Read more

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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Yellow skin may be seen in jaundice, which is an increased level of bilirubin in the blood, generally caused by liver disease, gall bladder ...Read more