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Forum Name: Dermatology Topics
Question: A ring around my mouth
|Blueskyes - Wed May 30, 2007 9:22 pm|
Around my mouth the skin is slightly discolored. Almost a orangeish type of color. Its not very noticable unless your a few feet away from me, but It bothers me so much. Any idea what it is or how to get rid of it?
|Dr. K. Eisele - Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:58 pm|
How very odd...
Are you a vegetarian whose favorite vegetables are high in beta-carotene (the ones that are orange/yellow)?
|Maya1986 - Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:30 am|
I have been vegetarian for like 7 years and get blood results every year,a nd they are always perfectly fine, also bilirubine level is good (except hormones abit low).
But my skin turns yellow often to, only my skin, not my eyes. and its a bit more around the joints, like on my hands.
don't know what it is, I don't eat much carrots, maybe 3 times a week half a carrot (because i mostly eat a lot of different vegetables a day, I make mixed dishes a lot).
I do eat a lot of vegetables thou :P like a kg a day. broccoli almost every day, same with zucchini
Also pears and apples, sharon fruit, are my favourites
Leek like 3 times a week also
|Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:19 pm|
Hello,The condition of carotenemia is in which you get deposition of carotene mostly in areas where you sweat.Typically the sclera of the eyes are spared which are the sites for jaundice.This occurs due to excess Bcarotene in the diet and can be contibuted by other fruits and milk.There is other type of carotenemis due to disease conditions like diabetes,liver diseases,Typically these conditions cause itching.There is no need for treatment of diet induced carotenemias, except reassurance.There are no complications and dietary alteration is the one way to get over this.Best wishes.
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