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I have woken up this morning with discolouration in the palms

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I have woken up this morning with discolouration in the palms of my hands, they are orange looking, only at the bottom of the palms. Ive not used any tanning. Last night i ate crushed carrot, sweet potato and butternut squash, but only a regular side, wasn't excessive. I don't have many other symptoms other than a heavy cold right now
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
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I am going to assist you with your question.
Well, there are few causes, which can result in such orange discoloration in hands. Possible reasons are-
1) Use of 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
In your case, eating crushed carrot could be the most likely cause.
It would turn back to normal, in next few days.
No need to get panic.
Good luck and take care.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

even with such a small intake?

Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 1 year ago.
Dear,
Yes, sometimes, such small intake could cause such symptoms.
No need to get panic. It would get resolve by its own in few days.
Good luck and take care.
Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.

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