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Can being jaundice as a baby affect your permanent skin color ?

Can being jaundice as a baby affect your permanent skin color ?

No: Jaundice will not cause changes to skin color. Jaundice is cause by too much bilirubin in the blood. Skin color is determined by pigments (melanin) made by skin cells. ...Read more

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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 baby is 63 days old. Bili level went down from 13 to 4 when does his skin color turn normal? & does jaundice make skin darker when it clears out?

My baby is 63 days old. Bili level went down from 13 to 4 when does his skin color turn normal? & does jaundice make skin darker when it clears out?

Jaundice of newborn: I am sure that for jaundice that is still present until 63 days of age, ur baby has been worked up by now to rule out other liver problems. You should talk to your pedaitrician about why it has taken this long to clear to 4. Also, after jaundice is cleared it does not make the baby's skin dark. ...Read more

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I have a spot/bump on my scalp that is red and has yellow/skin colored flaky skin around it that itches & I can scratch off. What is is? Cures?

I have a spot/bump on my scalp that is red and has yellow/skin colored flaky skin around it that itches & I can scratch off. What is is? Cures?

See your doctor: This sounds like changes consistent with sun exposure. It could be anything from a Solar Keratosis to skin cancer. You should have anything checked that does not go away by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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10 week old arches back, stiffens legs to stand, flares and has rigid movements, zones out, and pushes body up off head. Had high jaundice as a baby?

10 week old arches back, stiffens legs to stand, flares and has rigid movements, zones out, and pushes body up off head. Had high jaundice as a baby?

Effect of jaundice?: Abnormally high bilirubin in this age group can cause the kind of symptoms described, due to the effect of bilirubin on brain function. An urgent assessment of your baby is imperative, for confirmation and for intervention. Take care. ...Read more

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Me and my husband are of Asian skin color we want babies of fair white complexion if we are living in england climate.How is it possible?

Me and my husband are of  Asian skin color we want babies of  fair white complexion if we are living in england climate.How is it possible?

A couple of thoughts: Asia is a big place and has people of all colors, from very light colored skin, all the way to dark skin... So "asian skin color" means almost every skin color on earth. Secondly, in this day and age, it's probably not a good idea to want children to have a certain skin color, other than wanting a child to resemble his parents' colors. In general, whatever color nature brings should be just fine. ...Read more

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How come some babies are born with hair and others don't is it in the genes? Can a babies hair,eyes, and skin color change after born?

How come some babies are born with hair and others don't is it in the genes? Can a babies hair,eyes, and skin color change after born?

Newborn babies: Yes, genetics are what determines whether babies have a lot of hair or are close to bald. Most babies are born with a shade of grey colored eyes and will change over the next year or longer. Hair color in the first year and change as well. Babies skin will be lighter or pinker as newborns and also change over time after birth. ...Read more

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Are most African-American babies born with pale, light-skin, like myself? Does this very light skin color change and can it change to very dark skin?

Are most African-American babies born with pale, light-skin, like myself?  Does this very light skin color change and can it change to very dark skin?

Not necessarily. : African - American babies are not necessarily light skin at birth. They are more closer to their parental skin complexion and do not get darker as they grow. If a baby is light skinned, there might be light skinned individuals in the family, which is genetic but if the baby's mucous membranes are pale, he or she should be evaluated for anemia ( low hemoglobin ). ...Read more

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How does jaundice present itself in those with dark skin?

How does jaundice present itself in those with dark skin?

Jaundice: So starting with a well-lit room and a penlight, assess for skin color by blanching the skin with digital pressure to reveal underlying skin color. For very dark patients, the palms of the hands & soles of the feet can be used for skin assessment. Check the mucus membranes for yellow discoloration. If you have access to an icterometer or transcutaneous meter, this can be helpful in your assessment. ...Read more

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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

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Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

?bruise: This may be the secondary result of a resolving bruise but a cat bite is a potentially serious and complicated wound and should be under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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I have yellow marks on my skin, is this jaundice?

I have yellow marks on my skin, is this jaundice?

See a doctor: Marks do not usually look like juandice. When the skin color tone and hue appear yellow that is usually indicative of jaundice. If you are doing drugs, alcohol or having liver problems you need to be checked by a doctor. Your bilirubin chemistry will measure this in detail and your doctor will order the liver tests necessary for this work up. ...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.?

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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Will calorie restriction cause yellow skin?

Yellow skin: Yes if your liver is not working well. As a rule your skin should not be yellow if it is not usually yellow. This can be a sign of vitamin deficiency or liver disease. If you eat too many yellow veggies it can happen also. See your md immediately if this is a change especially if your pee is also turning darker. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more


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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Jaundice = yellowing of skin & eyes due ...Read more