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Yellow Discoloration Of Skin
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. Other causes of jaundice can be liver or pancreatic cancer or hemolytic anemia or gallstones, or in newborn. ...Read more
Slightly yellow discoloration of the sclera. Almost like a thin film? No yellowing of skin. Had it since I was little.... And only on my left.
How can I prevent the yellow discoloration of my eyes? Can you give me some alternative remedies. Thanks. Have a good day.
Sorry: Unless your eyes are yellow from liver disease, then the yellowish color of the whites of your eyes is a permanent feature and cannot be altered with surgery or any known medicine. ...Read more
After root canal operation, is there a big possibility that the affected teeth might lead to discoloration (yellow or black). ?
What is wrong with me? I have a severe cough, wheezing, and white sputum (with a little bit of green/yellow discoloration). I was sick a couple of weeks ago, but the cough never completely dissipated. The sickness came back a couple of days ago, however,
Swelling around nail, yellow discloroation 26 yr old male, (if relevant: total thyroidectomy (papillary carcinoma) jan 2011). Swelling around the tip of finger to first joint of right ring finger. Yellow discoloration on cuticle and further around nail. P
Nail : Nail bed infections are called paronychia (try pronouncing that one) and they happen when the skin and soft tissue next to the nail bed get infected from a break in the skin. They are usually caused by staph and strep which are common skin contaminants. When they stay localized to the nail bed then hot soaks and some over the counter antibiotic ointment works well. However when you start to feel pain in the arm and up into the lymph nodes under the arm , then physicians worry about "blood poisoning" or spread of the bacterial infection from the nail bed into the lymph system. So that's a doctor visit and i wouldn't wait too long to be seen. Doubt it's related to your thyroid cancer however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellowing Skin: There are many reasons the skin, nails and even white part of the eyes turn yellow. Classically, jaundice (yellowing) is caused by alcohlism or other liver diseases. Too much carotene in the diet can cause it as well. Endocrine problems such as diabetes or hypothyroidism impair the liver's ability to convert carotene to vit a, causing yellowing. Kidney failure and anorexia can do it too. ...Read more
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