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My 5 year old son has a little yellowish hands. Also for last few weeks he sometimes complains of tummy aches, just around dinner time. Any suggestion?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Check his diet

Sometimes slight yellow to orange discoloration can indicate too many yellow/orange vegetables and is a harmless condition called carotenemia.
Tummy aches around dinner time could be behavioral or he might need a snack a little earlier before dinner as could be "hunger pains". Constipation is a consideration also. A visit with your pediatrician for more info can be helpful.

In brief: Check his diet

Sometimes slight yellow to orange discoloration can indicate too many yellow/orange vegetables and is a harmless condition called carotenemia.
Tummy aches around dinner time could be behavioral or he might need a snack a little earlier before dinner as could be "hunger pains". Constipation is a consideration also. A visit with your pediatrician for more info can be helpful.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
It is wise o visit the doctor. It is fortunately unlikely that it is jaundice as that does not typically present with yellow hands...more yellow eyes. Nothing provides peace of mind as a visit and evaluation!
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: Abdominal Pain

Aside from caroteinemia for the yellow discoloration, make sure the abdominal pain is not from plumbism. We still check lead level until 5 years old.

In brief: Abdominal Pain

Aside from caroteinemia for the yellow discoloration, make sure the abdominal pain is not from plumbism. We still check lead level until 5 years old.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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