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What are the causes of yellowing of the skin?

What are the causes of yellowing of the skin?

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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Superficial cuts have yellowing on the skin surrounding them, should I be concerned?

Superficial cuts have yellowing on the skin surrounding them, should I be concerned?

Hmmm...: It is possible that some of the natural exudate leaking from the wound has deposited on your skin. If this is crusty then it may be something called impetigo. It is also possible that these cuts caused minor bruising. If you are concerned about this then having someone examine you would be your best option. ...Read more

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My skin turns yellow when i touch it. Is this normal?

Yellow skin: You are probably referring to the blanching of yout skin with pressure. There are some rarer skin conditions associated with yellow- but those are not associated with touching it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my snot is bright yellow?

What does it mean when my snot is bright yellow?

Mucus: Sounds like you have a yellow mucoid discharge from your nose, otherwise known as snot. This often occurs with a viral upper respiratory infection, the common cold. This should go away in a few days. It may also be a sign of a sinus infection, if you have had sinus pain for more than 10 days. Allergies may also produce a mucoid nasal discharge. ...Read more

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What sort of disease turns your skin yellow?

What sort of disease turns your skin yellow?

Liver: The most common cause of skin turning yellow is the jaundice that comes from liver dysfunction. This needs immediate attention from a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My eys are yellow brown what does that mean?

My eys are yellow brown what does that mean?

If the eyes are not: White but are instead yellow/brown you could have a condition called jaundice. If that is the case - please seek prompt medical care. ...Read more

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My face is always yellow? Why?

My face is always yellow? Why?

I do not know: different ethnicities may have different shades of color to their skin. That being said, get an evaluation to assure you do not have liver disease which can also cause jaundice (yellowing color of the skin). Best wishes. ...Read more