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Hands Turning Orange
The palm of my hands are turning Orange and I recently just went to Dr and tested positive for a UTI?
Carotenaemia: Orange palms condition is called carotenaemia. This is a harmless phenomenon that is seen in patients who are food faddists or who are taking dietary supplements that contain β-carotene or other carotenoids such as canthaxanthin. Carotenoids are found in the normal diet but mainly in pumpkins, carrots. It is also helpful to review the medication that was prescribed for your UTI. ...Read more
See your doctor: You would need to see your MD to get checked. You could have jaundice which can explain the yellow/orange skin or other condition. Excessive consumption of certain food like carrots - also can cause orange skin discoloration. It is impossible to answer your questions without knowing more information and doing some evaluation on you. Go to see your doctor to get checked. ...Read more
Less circulation?: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care, endocrinology, or rheumatology doctor can look for possible causes of the hand symptoms. ...Read more
See physician: A yellow discoloration of the skin could be something as benign as eating lots of carrots or exposure of your hands to something that has stained them. It could also be something as serious as liver disease (jaundice). It is important to see a health care provider and have some testing done to make sure that your liver is okay. ...Read more
When im cold, my hands go really pale and sometimes blue. Also, when its cold and I get hit by something or something hits me, I get orange spots?
You've described: Raynaud's phenomena. Ask your health care practitioner to evaluate you for other causes and recommend treatment. Obviously wearing warm gloves is advisable. ...Read more
Nail issue: It's quite hard to imagine the way your nails look without seeing a picture. This may be a variant of normal or it may be not but to increase the likelihood of correct advice, I'd ask for a picture of your nail in question to be uploaded, so it could be looked at. ...Read more
Last night I noticed a brownish/orange discoloration on my fingernail beds. This morning I woke up and it was all over my hands and feet!
Discoloration: If you noted yellowish tinge in the whites of your eyes or brownish urine, jaundice may be the cause of the discoloration. Otherwise could there have been dye which came off clothing you came in contact with? A physician is best qualified to identify medical illnesses characterized by discoloration of skin. ...Read more
I have on my pinkie fingertip an orange discoloration, it doesn't hurt or itch. Haven't smashed my hand or frostbite ever. Been there now for 2 years?
Finger lesion: A picture would help but could be a stain or a callous ...Read more
I noticed am orange color on my 8 week olds tongue this morning and he keeps putting his hands to his mouth? He is strictly formula fed.
If your baby is taking a vitamin supplement, those usually are orange and can make the tongue appear an orange color.
Also, newborns can get oral thrush, which makes a white coating on the tongue. This white coating is easily dyed by vitamins.
If you can't wipe this coating off with a wet towel and the baby seems in pain, either see your pediatrician, or upload a pic to me for an inbox consult ...Read more
Recently my 5 year old son has had yellow/orange color on the bottom of his feet and in the palms of his hands. What could be causing this?
I’m after noticing orange patches in my hands around my nail beds and my palms, also small bumps like dots around the fingers tiny, is it an allergy?
This needs to be: Examined before the etiology can be determined. ...Read more
having lemon, orange, strawberries, tea& zinc to help body get rid of hand warts (tried everything else on planet acid, cryo, tape, acv). might work?
No: Wart-removal acids sold over-the-counter can get rid of hand warts. One's primary care doctor or a dermatologist can freeze the warts. If a person has many warts on her hand, there are other medications that a dermatologist can try. Fruits are not going to get rid of warts... but sometimes warts do go away on their own. ...Read more
What can cause changes in earwax? Mine was wet and orange. It is now dry and yellow. Also facial and hand hair is less harsh and libido has decreased.
Can peeling an orange, getting juice on hands, cause itching and burning? No redness on skin or visible rash.
Dry skin: Your hands must be dry and small cracks can burn and sting upon contact with acidic juice. Moisturize your hands. ...Read more
My hands go purple with bright orange, spots in cold weather, covers whole hand and wrist, doc checked pulses and were fine, what could this be?
Cold hands: Sometimes having cold hands that turn colors, typically either white or purple in cold weather are signs of a relatively common problem referred to raynaud's disease. I am not sure what to make of the orange spots however, my apologies. ...Read more
Sudden onset of cold sweat, weak, hot, shaking hands, fast breath, intense craving for sugar candy or orange juice. Stop after eating candy.....?
Blood sugar?: Sounds like one of a few things - anxiety or dehydration (which were cured by time) or hypoglycemia (which was cured by the sugar). There are a few other less likely things down the list. You should eat, sleep and exercise regularly. If this is recurrent or you actually lose consciousness as a result of one of these episodes you might want to see someone. ...Read more
After 1 months of my knee replacement surgery since 2 days my nails of hands and toe is being red-orange colour- on knee, stiching area have raddish.
It is old blood: It appears to be old blood seeping through skin but should see your doctor to eliminate any other problem including infection at the site etc. ...Read more
Symptoms: rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest soreness, occasion white vision, numbness in pinky/ring fingers on right hand, orange urine.
Nail color: Changes in nail color and texture can be due to medications and supplements as well as certain disorders. Orange is usually an abundance of beta-carotene. If you eat a lot of carrots or squash and have fair skin, this can become noticeable. Check with your Dr. Especially if you see pitting or yellowing of your nails or skin. Good Luck ...Read more
My nails have an orange tint to them along the cuticle line-and after a day or two the tips of my nails will have an orange tint too. Causes?
Lots of things: Cause orange nails. Excessive amount of carotenes (from eating lots of carrots), fungal nail infections, microtrauma, hepatitis. .. just to name some. If the orange hue on your nailbeds enhance, become more orange, over time, you should definitely visit your physician to get some metabolic testing done. If the orange hue clears up, probably just a passing thing. ...Read more
Color of blood: Blood color is based on the hemoglobin in it. When hemoglobin is carrying oxygen, the molecule changes shape and this causes a change in the appearance/color. When the hemoglobin has little oxygen, the structure is different and so the color appears different. Based on the status of the hemoglobin, the lights in the room and the status of your eyes, the color looks orange. This is normal. ...Read more
Hi, sometimes through out the day on the upper part of my nail looks orange, am not in extreme weather what could it be. Thank you, Georgina.
See answer: Potential causes of orange discoloration of one's nails: certain colored nail polishes can stain nails a yellow or orangish color due to chemical reaction between colorant and nail bed; excess beta-carotene in the diet (sweet potatoes, carrots, dark green leafy vegetables) or supplements; smoking and nicotine; fungal infection; and rarely an early sign of respiratory or liver illness (yellow nail) ...Read more
Orange patch: Orange discoloration is quite unusual in the skin, and I wonder if something that came in contact with that area of the skin caused the discoloration. In any event have your physician examine you if the discoloration persists or spreads. ...Read more
It will be difficult: To determine the nature of your discoloration without actually examining you. Potentially this could be a metabolic or digestive issue. I would suggest you see a health care provider for an evaluation and examination in order to approach a diagnosis for you. ...Read more
Slight orange discolouration of my left big toe nail. Read that it can be the 1st sign of serious health issues?!? What causes this?
Fungus: Early fungal infection of nail. It is easily treated. At your stage............. Change your shocks every day. After cleaning, iron your shocks. Blow 30 secs of hot air into your shoes every day (hair dryer). the fungus grows in a dark and moist place.......like inside of your shoe. Hope you do not have Family hx diabetes. with these measures the nail will grow back healthy. ...Read more
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