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Yellow Orange Flakes In Scalp
When I massage my scalp there's white dust/flakes that come off and when I wipe it on a tissue it looks yellow. Is this dandruff or dry skin?
Probably dandruff: Try a dandruff shampoo for a month and see if it helps. ...Read more
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Severe scalp itch. Hurts a lot. Scratching causing me to bleed. Lots of whitish/yellow dusty looking stuff coming off under nails. No flakes on clothes. Head & shoulders making it worse. What to do?
Get diangosis: Suggest you be evaluated by a dermatologist who can properly diagnose your condition and then treat you appropriately, . Best wishes. ...Read more
Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb
Yellow things?: What they are depends on whether they're moving or not. If moving, they could be head lice. If these are scabby places that are coming off when you scratch, it could be a form of seborrheic dermatitis. Your doctor can help you know. If these are moving things, there are several over-the-counter treatments. More info here: http://tinyurl. Com/4s788ts. ...Read more
Diet: It could be possible that you are eating so many carrots that you are now seeing some color change in your palms and skin. If you are not eating a ton of carrots on a regular basis; you may have some metabolic disorder. One worst-case scenario would be liver disease, and the yellow palmar discoloration could be the beginnings of jaundice. It may be time for a blood test with your fp. ...Read more
May be fungal: This could be a "cradle cap" type of problem, could also be a fungal infection. A dandruff shampoo with a soft-bristled brush to help soften up the scale for washing off can help. You may also need to see a dermatologist if your pediatrician is having trouble solving this. ...Read more
Carotenemia: Carotenemia is usually a benign condition characterized by yellow pigmentation of the skin due to increased beta-carotene levels in the blood. This usually follows excessive consumption of carotene-rich foods, like carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes. By eliminating these from the diet the color goes back to normal. If not see your doctor. ...Read more
If you are eating certain things this can cause what your are experiencing. I would start by trying to cut out any spicy foods and get a tongue scraped,
It is very unclear but I would imagine that it is due to something new in your diet, gastric reflex or many other causes. I would go to your dentist but in the mean time buy an antibacterial mouth rinse and a tongue scrapper to see if it goes away ...Read more
What could cause food to pass through the digestive system in 3-4hours usually with a greenish or yellow/orange color looking partly undigested?
"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more
Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Time to see your doc: Orange/yellow diarrhea my be reflective of what you have eaten but if feeling unwell, it is tome to see your doctor. It may mean that you have blood in the stool from that you are bleeding, having a bacterial/parasitic infection or you have some type of inflammatory bowel disorder. If you have a fever, you should see your doctor immediately; you will need stool cultures, ova test & a c.Diff test. ...Read more
Could be: The color deficient known as protanopia can have subtle poorish ability to see some colors in the yellow-orange spectrum. Color deficiency is generally not absolute but a lowered sensitivity and there are many subtle different types. You probably know someone whose loss is in this area. ...Read more
I've been having abnormal discharge, first it was cheesy cloudy yellow, and now it's tan with some tints of orange?
Not sure: Orange stool can be related to rapid transit time through the colon, Liver / gall bladder disease, bile obstruction, inadequate bile production, Foods (carrots, orange food color, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnip greens, kale,) & medications (aluminum hydroxide/ beta carotene). ...Read more
Yellow urine: You are not drinking enough water would be my first guess based on what you told me. ...Read more
Don't know: But 4 months means it is time to see the doctor and find out what is the cause. ...Read more
I have what looks like a freckel in my scalp a liitle more orange looking abiut 3mm by 3mm flat, I am having it checked in two weeks, melanoma?
Probably not: This is probably not melanoma but it is good that you are having it checked out particularly if it is new or if you think it has changed. Any lesion that is a-asymmetric, b- has irregular borders, c- has color variation, or d- looks different (is changing) should be considered suspicious. ...Read more
Received some tramadol 50mg from a friend but they are stained orange/yellow instead of the normal white. Would it be safe to take? I'm in a lot of pain
My hair has been falling out loads, especially during winter, when they come out I see white /yellow stuff attached to the roots and scalp, what is it?
Many possibilities: Hair "turns over" faster than just about anything else in the body, and many things - from illness to injury to surgical procedures to hormonal imbalances to infections to stress - can interfere with the normal hair cycle. Don't waste your money on tonics and "hair vitamins". Let a dermatologist go through the possibilities and find the cause. (the yellow stuff on the roots is normal.). ...Read more
Depends on reason.: Foods that can cause orange stools: sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, cilantro, thyme, kale, spinach, turnip greens ; collards. Artificial food coloring ; some meds (antacids) are other reasons. Inadequate bile, gallstones, blocked bile ducts, irritable bowel ; diarrhea are possibilities especially with symptoms like diarrhea, constipation or abd. Discomfort. Stooling change warrants eval. ...Read more
I urinated in the toliet the color was a yellow straw but when I urinated in a cup the color was a dark orange yellow what that mean?
Dehydration: Most likely, you're referring to two different voiding episodes in which case you were more likely dehydrated 2nd time than first. Also, if you pee into a toilet, all the water in toilet bowl will dilute color of your urine while if you pee into a cup, there's nothing to dilute your urine which gives you a more true color. Ideally, you should drink enough water for urine to be very pale. ...Read more
I had a trans vaginal ultrasound done and it lit up blue, dark orange and yellow. What does that mean?
Blood flow: They may have use color Doppler mode. This shows blood flow in both arteries and veins with blood flowing both away from and towards the observer. If you were looking at your ovaries it mean than they are viable (alive, so to speak) with normal blood flow. You may also differentiate if a structure is vascular by observing if blood is flowing through. ...Read more