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The palms of my hands are turning orange. this started about

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two months ago.I am 66...
The palms of my hands are turning orange. this started about two months ago.I am 66 years old. female.I have excellent health-no other symtoms.Is this condition something I should worry about?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 8 years ago
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Greetings.

Are you taking any vitamin supplements or herbs?

Are you vegetarian?

Dr. Arun

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

I take a multi vitamin, vit c, a weight loss aid called Bio Slim. I am not vegitarian, however I have greatly reduced my red meat consumption. I pretty much follow Weight Watchers diet. I was taking the supplements long before I noticed a change in skin coloration.

Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 8 years ago

Hello,

With no other symptoms, the orange discoloration of the hands should not be worrying or concerning. The common reasons can be;

1) Herbs,

2) Supplements

3) Lycopenemia (orange skin discoloration due to the eating significant amount of tomatoes)
4) Riboflavinemia; increased riboflavin

5) Carotenemia; due to the excessive intake of carrots and other yellow and green vegetables and citrus fruits.

6) Vitamin A supplements

7) Ingestion of red palm oil

Your physician may do following investigations;

i) Serum beta-carotene level

ii) Serum vitamin A level.

iii) Liver function test

The orange palms should also be distinguished from some skin conditions, like;

a) Pityriasis rosea

b) Pityriasis rubra pilaris

c) Palmar keratoderma

d) Pityriasis alba

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
thank you your information will be most helpful. I am going to stop taking the Bio Slim to see if that is the cause.
Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 8 years ago

You are most welcome. Yes, stoppage a single item at a time, may identify the causative.

It is pleasure and privilege assisting you.

I hope this was helpful to you. If it was, please remember to ACCEPT the answer so I can get compensated for my work. if you have any more questions, please feel free to ask. I am truly privileged to help you, and I want to make sure that you are satisfied with the answer. Good luck!

Dr. Arun

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