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Yellow Patches On Skin Causes
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.
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.
Jaundice/Icterus: 44 year old female asks What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes Yellowing of skin & white of the eye is called Jaundice/ Icterus and is due to too much Bilirubin circulating in the body resultant from Liver Inflammation/ Infection &/ or Obstruction of the ducts that send bile into the Digestive tract from the liver or Gall Bladder. Can also be from too much Red Blood Cell breakdown.
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.
Yellow eyes: Yellow eyes are usually a symptoms of Jaundice, which is due to increased bilirubin from liver dysfunction. May be due to liver dysfunction from hepatitis, viral or due to chemicals includiing alcohol, or from occlusion of the bile duct from stones or a mass, or inflammation or intrinsic liver diseases like Gilbert's or liver mass/ cancer. Please follow up with doc today
Liver or bile diseas: Liver disease, biliary disease, or blood disease can cause a person to develop yellow or jaundiced skin.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Possibly.: Jaundice resulting from liver dysfunction is caused by deposition of bilirubin in the tissues of the skin. Bilirubin is yellow in color, and therefore jaundice is typically described as such. Ultimately, skin appearance is due to both bilirubin and the skin's natural coloration by melanin. Those with more melanin may have jaundice that appears as skin darkening.
I have a roughly 3cm patch of discolored skin on my chest; it's a yellow/grayish hue. Doesn't hurt or bother me at all. Don't know where it came from.
DISCOLORED SKIN: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN BOTHERING YOU? WITHOUT A PHOTO OR ANY PICTURE OF WHAT YOU HAVE, THERE IS NO WAY ANYONE CAN EVEN SUGGEST A DIAGNOSIS. PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK!
Any yellowness of: Whites of eyes? Itching? Fatigue? Weight change? Change in bowel movements. Too early to say without medical assessment. Let your parents know about these symptoms. Take care.
Elongated papilla: When the taste buds get too long on the dorsum or the top (flat part) or the tongue they will look white or yellow unless you smoke (they will be brown). You can try brushing the tongue and or a tongue rake to break them off. You can also eat more ruffage (fruits and vegetables) and this will help to break them off. Same thing happens on the side of the tongue but generally not as bad.
Skin Lesions: Almost all would be benign conditions but as with any skin lesion we need to look at them, feel them, ask you a bunch of questions, perform an exam to see if we find anything else, use magnifying glass to look at the lesion, maybe take a scraping to look at under microscope or perhaps even a biopsy of the lesion. Can post picture which may help, but bottom line need to be seen for doctor to help.
Methotrexate toxic: Injection of methotrexate caused a raised bump under the skin and turned bright yellow? ANS; So your whole body is yellow or just the bump area. Need reason you are getting methotrexate at your age. If just around bump then most likely bruise going thru color changes as it resolves. Send pictures. I am here for next 3 hours.
Bug bites multiple in a patch, 2x, 2 patches in nov. Last: end of nov. Still severe itch. Skin hard, raised, bumpy now yellow 2x3". Antibio/ster cream -ve. 2 days acrivastine:itch down abit. Rash still bad?
See doctor: Make sure that there is no residual insect particles in the lesion and I wonder if your lesions have been infected. You need to see a doctor about this.See 1 more doctor answer
See Dermatologist: All skin lesions have to be seen. Describe them a little more, like shape, size, number of lesions what parts of the body are affected, your age, anything makes them worst or better, are they raised or flat, do they have blisters or pus, do they disappear in two weeks?See 1 more doctor answer
Hi I'm on holiday and its 40degrees. Like many women I have a little thigh rubbing but it has caused a few red lumps and dry skin - there is also a yellow liquid that comes from them. It's very painful what can you recommend I do? Thank you!!
Zinc oxide: Chafing or rubbing of the thighs can result in various skin issues including the development of bullae with serous (inflammatory fluid). I would reccomend you apply a form of barrier cream. There are many types but many of them are thick, white and formulated with zinc oxide. The zinc oxide creams with vitamin a and vitamin d will also help healing
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