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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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My hands seem to be turning the color orange. What could

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My hands seem to be turning the color orange. What could this mean?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Could you send me a photo of the condition at your convenience?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the photo provided.

Are you also getting a lot of peeling of the skin ?

Do you have history of jaundice ?

Do you eat a lot of carrots or tablets that contain beta carotene or multivitamins ??

What is the nature of your work ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No peeling no history of jaundice I retired in July. I take a lot of supplements. Krill oil, ubigniol, vit 12, resveratrol, axasthin, prostate vitamin I recently added the krill oil and am taking a higher than recommended does. I've taken it in the past but stop because I ran out. After I started it up again I noticed this condition. Could it be the krill?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Yes ! KRILL is a source of beta carotene and if you are taking a high dose than recommended then it could be highly likely you may be getting the orange color on the palms.

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned?