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Dr. Anne Larson
442 Doctors shared insights

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

Dr. Anne Larson
442 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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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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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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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
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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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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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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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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
Once
If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
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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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If my baby is asian, how can I tell if he has yellow skin?

If my baby is asian, how can I tell if he has yellow skin?

Time would tell: Not all "yellow"! some asians have a very white 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

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I have yellow marks on my skin, is this jaundice?

See a doctor: Marks do not usually look like juandice. When the skin color tone and hue appear yellow that is usually indicative of jaundice. If you are doing drugs, alcohol or having liver problems you need to be checked by a doctor. Your bilirubin chemistry will measure this in detail and your doctor will order the liver tests necessary for this work up. ...Read more

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Why do I get yellow skin after drinking?

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. ...Read more

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Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

? bruise: This may be the secondary result of a resolving bruise but a cat bite is a potentially serious and complicated wound and should be under the care of a physician. ...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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How could I get yellow skin and eyes?

How could I get yellow skin and eyes?

Liver disease: Sounds like jaundice, which is a possibly a sign of liver failure. I would seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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Why does jaundice turn your eyes and skin yellow?

Why does jaundice turn your eyes and skin yellow?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Jaundice is yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes over the sclerae (whites of the eyes), and other mucous membranes caused by hyperbilirubinemia (increased levels of bilirubin in the blood). Hyperbilirubinemia uusally related to liver disease or bile duct obstruction, can be seen in hepatitis and liver cancer. ...Read more

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What's the cause of yellow skin stains on hands?

What's the cause of yellow skin stains on hands?

Yellow skin: Yellow stains in skin most likely could be due to something topically being applied or coming in contact with the skin, but can also be seen in people taking high quantities of beta carotene in supplements or foods. Check your diet and consider what your hands come in contact with. ...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
377 Doctors shared insights

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