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Good day, I would just like to know what is the cause of yellow patches on skin. A quarter size on the chest and now a bigger patch on the hand.?

Good day, I would just like to know what is the cause of yellow patches on skin. A quarter size on the chest and now a bigger patch on the hand.?

Yellow patch skin: I would ask someone who sees patients in South Africa as the causes may be a lot different than in US. You may be able to consult with a Dr on our site who trained in SA.

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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.

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45yr f with yellow stools and vommit, rapid onset of cramps in hands and feet with numbing sensation. What could be the cause?

45yr f with yellow stools and vommit, rapid onset of cramps in hands and feet with numbing sensation. What could be the cause?

Go to er: Depending on how long you have had these symptoms, you may have a low potassium level. That can cause cramps and can be dangerous for your heart. Go in for evaluation.

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I woke up and I notice my finger nails are yellow. What can be the causes? Don't wear nail polish or fake nails.

I woke up and I notice my finger nails are yellow. What can be the causes? Don't wear nail polish or fake nails.

Good news: The good news is that nail changes from serious disease to not occur overnight. Nails can be discolored by coming into contact with chemicals, dyes, spices, etc. Have you been using your hands for any new projects lately?

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My 2 year old son thumb nail looks infected, it has yellow puss that has been coming out cause it all crusted up around base part, and swollen?

My 2 year old son thumb nail looks infected, it has yellow puss that has been coming out cause it all crusted up around base part, and swollen?

Time for visit: It does sound infected and you can sometimes help it by using peroxide to clean the area along with warm soaks. If it has been there for a while and you have done this already, an office visit for additional evaluation and treatment would be worthwhile. Some of these need to be drained in the office.

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Just over night my hands have gone yellow like there stained but I know I haven't touched or cooked anything that could have done this.

Just over night my hands have gone yellow like there stained but I know I haven't touched or cooked anything that could have done this.

Carotenemia: Carotenemia is a clinical condition characterized by yellow pigmentation of the skin (xanthoderma) and increased beta-carotene levels in the blood. In most cases, the condition follows prolonged and excessive consumption of carotene-rich foods, such as carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes. Could this be possible in your case?

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My palm of my hand are turning yellow?

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Jaundice?: If your skin is turning yellow, one major consideration would be if you were having liver or biliary disease and subsequently jaundice. See your doctor for evaluation.

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Why are my hands peeling and turning yellow?

Why are my hands peeling and turning yellow?

Most common: Causes are excess vitamin intake (beta carotene or vitamin B), diet (excess carrots), and some medications, also we worry about jaundice (excess bilirubin) or diabetes. Check your diet and vitamin situation, and eliminate those mentioned above but if not better in a month see your primary care physician

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Why is my skin turning yellow-orangy colored on my hands?

Why is my skin turning yellow-orangy colored on my hands?

Yellow-orange hands: While jaundice can show up on the palms, a more common cause of yellow orange colour on the hands is high intake of beta carotene. Beta carotene is found mainly in green leafy vegetables, and orange vegetables like carrots. I'm guessing here, but do you drink a lot of vegetable juice or take vitamin supplements?

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My hands are looking yellow and I'm finding I'm becoming tierd more often I had a baby 4 months ago didn't know if this could be related? Thanks

My hands are looking yellow and I'm finding I'm becoming tierd more often I had a baby 4 months ago didn't know if this could be related? Thanks

Probably not: Being tired after giving birth is not abnormal especially if has altered your sleep or daily schedule significantly. Changes in skin color, especially the whites of your eyes are of concern and you should seek advice of a physical who can exam you.

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I just started weight training and I've been getting callouses on my hands. But they are yellow and unsightly. Why are they yellow and what can I do?

I just started weight training and I've been getting callouses on my hands. But they are yellow and unsightly. Why are they yellow and what can I do?

See below: I often get callouses too. I ordered a callous remover off of amazon. It's basically a razor on a handle. Worked great and it really helps the callouses heal. As to why they are yellow, not sure.

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One nail of my right hand is yellow what is the problem?

Fungus: You may have a fungal infection of your nail. You should see a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment.

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I have brownish yellow spots on my hands. Can a laser remove them without scarring?

I have brownish yellow spots on my hands. Can a laser remove them without scarring?

Yes: One can never expect spots to become invisible, but the laser will lighten them. Scarring would be a rare complication especially in experienced hands.

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Hi I was trying to "incorrectly" trim my nail of one of my small toes using my hands and it has came loose and underneath is a bit slimy and yellow?

Hi I was trying to "incorrectly" trim my nail of one of my small toes using my hands and it has came loose and underneath is a bit slimy and yellow?

Losing the nail: Seems a likely outcome. To prevent infection and help it to come off less painfully, soak in warm soapy water whenever you can do so and gently lift on it as you do so. Good luck.

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