Orange Skin
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: June 19, 2000

The palms of my hands and soles of my feet are noticably orange. I stopped eating carrots, but there is no difference. Would there be a reason for this?

Carrots and oranges are high in beta-carotene, which causes orange colouring on the palms and soles in some people.

Similar colouring may result in thyroid dysfunction and certain types of anemia. I advise you to have your blood checked to rule out these problems.

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