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Dr. Anne Larson
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Yellow Skin (Overview)

Jaundice = yellowing of skin & eyes due to excess bilirubin levels.


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Will calorie restriction cause yellow skin?

Will calorie restriction cause yellow skin?

Yellow skin: Yes if your liver is not working well. As a rule your skin should not be yellow if it is not usually yellow. This can be a sign of vitamin deficiency or liver disease.
If you eat too many yellow veggies it can happen also.
See your md immediately if this is a change especially if your pee is also turning darker. ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Larson
438 Doctors shared insights

Yellow Skin (Overview)

Jaundice = yellowing of skin & eyes due to excess bilirubin levels.


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What does it mean to have a yellow skin layer over the eye?

What does it mean to have a yellow skin layer over the eye?

A few things: A yellow discoloration of the white part of the eye could be due to sun damage. Another possibility is scleral icterus. This is when the bilirubin is high in the blood and it deposits in the tissues, including the eye. This is a serious medical sign because many bad diseases, including cancer, can cause this. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was born with jaundice and was treated. I now have yellow skin around my mouth. Is this normal?

What do you advise if I was born with jaundice and was treated. I now have yellow skin around my mouth. Is this normal?

Unrelated: The yellow you appear to have around your mouth has nothing to do with your jaundice at birth. If you are a smoker this could be a stain, but evaluation by your doc would be a good reason to see if this is an important issue. ...Read more

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My nephew started to get yellow skin all over his body! He is 10 months old now and he had it for 6 months.?

Easy: This is what is known as carotenemia. Carotene is a precursor of vitamin a and the yellow color comes from a build-up of carotene from the ingestion of yellow vegetables like squash and carrots. It is totally harmless and you can differentiate it from jaundice by looking at the whites of the eyes. If they are also yellow, it is jaundice. Decrease intake of yellow veggies. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for yellow eyes and skin?

What is the best treatment for yellow eyes and skin?

Jaundice?: Can't tell the treatment without you getting evalauted by a doctor. Because the jaundice could be drug induced, from infections, inflammations involving liver, malignancies etc, pl. See your pcp. Get examined physically also, will need more history and basic lab. Work ...Read more

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Getting rid of yellow skin. Itchy too. What to do?

Getting rid of yellow skin. Itchy too. What to do?

Yellow skin: Causes of yellow skin include: jaundice, hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease, sickle cell anemia, drug induced hemolytic anemia, bile duct obstruction, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, and seborrheic keratosis. I recommend you see your local doctor to find the cause of your yellow skin. ...Read more

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Is having yellow skin hereditary?

Is having yellow skin hereditary?

Yes: There are conditions leading to jaundice (yellow skin) that are genetic, and therefore hereditary, but these are very uncommon. Most jaundice occurs due to normal processes in the newborn and is not hereditary, although depending on the mother's blood type the risk of jaundice in subsequent pregnancies may be increased. ...Read more

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Is having yellow skin hereditary?

Yes: There are conditions leading to jaundice (yellow skin) that are genetic, and therefore hereditary, but these are very uncommon. Most jaundice occurs due to normal processes in the newborn and is not hereditary, although depending on the mother's blood type the risk of jaundice in subsequent pregnancies may be increased. ...Read more

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Have 2 yellow skin marks what could cause it?

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. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause someone to have yellow skin?

What conditions could cause someone to have yellow skin?

Liver or bile diseas: Liver disease, biliary disease, or blood disease can cause a person to develop yellow or jaundiced skin. ...Read more

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Is this natural in some people to have yellow skin all over?

Is this natural in some people to have yellow skin all over?

Not reallly: Can be jaundice/ liver malfunction, see a physician. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more