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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

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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What is the best lightening cream for a 22 years old chinese girl with very light yellow skin?

What is the best lightening cream for a 22 years old chinese girl with very light yellow skin?

Skin lightening: Asian skin can be lightened similar to caucasian skin.. See your dermatologist for further details. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 20 years old. I have yellow skin but white conjunctiva, I don't eat that much carrots! What could be the cause of this pallor?

Hi, I'm 20 years old. I have yellow skin but white conjunctiva, I don't eat that much carrots! What could be the cause of this pallor?

Beta Carotene??: People on high dose vitamin supplements can get too much beta carotene that can give a yellow orange skin discolorations. Certainly if you are asian or a person of "color" this may be your normal pigmentary pattern. If any doubts I would see your doctor. ...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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Is the high liver enzymes from chemo & cancer (yellow skin, fatigue, weakness) sign of end of life? 3 yrs treated from cancer for 65 years old

Is the high liver enzymes from chemo & cancer (yellow skin, fatigue, weakness) sign of end of life? 3 yrs treated from cancer for 65 years old

Discuss: This could be sign of liver toxicity or another medical condition. You should discuss these symptoms with your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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Is having yellow skin hereditary?

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?

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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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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If my baby is asian, how can I tell if he has yellow skin?

Time would tell: Not all "yellow"! some asians have a very white skin. ...Read more

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Is this natural in some people to have yellow skin all over?

Is this natural in some people to have yellow skin all over?

Not reallly: Can be jaundice/ liver malfunction, see a physician. ...Read more

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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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Does jaundice only affect the outer layer of skin or is it all layers? Also where does it start?

Does jaundice only affect the outer layer of skin or is it all layers? Also where does it start?

Jaundice: Jaundice is caused by deposition of bilirubin. In the skin, when it deposits in the outer layers. You can also see it in the eyes. ...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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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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Pancritis with mass-like inside head. Acute pain 2mths w/symptms no jaundice, can pain stop & mass still be of possible pre or malign tumor?

Pancritis with mass-like inside head. Acute pain 2mths w/symptms no jaundice, can pain stop & mass still be of possible pre or malign tumor?

Unclear likelyhood: It's possible that you have a malignant tumor, but depending on a variety of factors, it might not be likely. You should talk to your doctor or ask for a referral to a gastroenterologist for further evaluation. For example, there are hereditary conditions that make pancreatic cancer more likely. A biopsy is sometimes needed to help rule out malignancy because this is a difficulty question. ...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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Why does jaundice turn your eyes and skin yellow?

Why does jaundice turn your eyes and skin yellow?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Jaundice is yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes over the sclerae (whites of the eyes), and other mucous membranes caused by hyperbilirubinemia (increased levels of bilirubin in the blood). Hyperbilirubinemia uusally related to liver disease or bile duct obstruction, can be seen in hepatitis and liver cancer. ...Read more

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What's the cause of yellow skin stains on hands?

What's the cause of yellow skin stains on hands?

Yellow skin: Yellow stains in skin most likely could be due to something topically being applied or coming in contact with the skin, but can also be seen in people taking high quantities of beta carotene in supplements or foods. Check your diet and consider what your hands come in contact with. ...Read more

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What can I do about yellow skin around the creases of my eyes?

What can I do about yellow skin around the creases of my eyes?

Have it checked: Have it checked to find out what it is. What are the creases of your eyes
do you mean eyelids? ...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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I practice the circumcision 15 days ago and I am very concerned because I have a open wound, also I have a white yellow skin?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. A small amount of antibacterial ointments applied daily will help. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's co. ...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?

? 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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I have Thalassemia, is there natural tips that can help me with my yellow skin and my excessive tiredness? Is there a natural way to cure Thalassemia?

I have Thalassemia, is there natural tips that can help me with my yellow skin and my excessive tiredness? Is there a natural way to cure Thalassemia?

Unfortunately no: You need to keep the follow up with your doctor, preferably a hematologist or a doctor experienced in treating thalassemia, and please don't listen / read blogs about natural cure of a disease that requires close medical attention, best wishes ...Read more

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Why does jaundice make your skin and eyes turn yellow?

Jaundice: The pigment present in bile gives the yellow discoloration to the skin, urine and sclera in eyes. ...Read more

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If my skin or eyes are not yellow, should I worry about jaundice?

If my skin or eyes are not yellow, should I worry about jaundice?

No: However, abnormal levels of bilirubin (which causes jaundice) which are low may not alter the color of the skin and eyes. If you have a concern about this for some reason, get your doctor to order the appropriate test. ...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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Getting rid of yellow skin. Itchy too. What to do?

Yellow skin: Causes of yellow skin include: jaundice, hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease, sickle cell anemia, drug induced hemolytic anemia, bile duct obstruction, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, and seborrheic keratosis. I recommend you see your local doctor to find the cause of your yellow skin. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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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


Dr. Anne Larson
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Yellow Skin (Definition)

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