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i woke up with orange-rust color on palms and fingertips

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i woke up with orange-rust color on palms and fingertips
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Have you started taking any supplements or herbal drugs? Do you suffer from any medical condition?
Have you noticed such symptoms on both palms? Associated itching or pain?
Thank you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

vitamin D X 2 mo

stress dermatitis (palms) X 2 mo

RX- fluocinonide


orange/rust color (fingers only)

Thanks for all these additional details.
Such symptoms, can come due to various possibilities.
It can come due to Capillaritis, It results from a leakage of the small blood vessels ,this is not harmful condition and get resolve by its own.
We do need to rule out the possibility of hypothyroidism, It can cause this discoloration. You may need medications to control thyroid levels.
Another condition called Riboflavinemia which is increased riboflavin may cause your symptoms. Excessive intake of carrots and other yellow and green vegetables and citrus fruits may also cause your condition.
If you get repeated discoloration, then Beta carotene levels ,Vitamin A levels and liver function tests may be advised. I hope this helps.
As this was first time occurrence, so you need to wait and watch.
I hope this helps.

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