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Yellow spots on hand, Vitamin supplements - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have noticed the last week or so that my hands have a slight yellow tone and some yellow spots, what might be the cause of this?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Is the yellow tone diffuse or in spots ?
User :   more like spots, I've also had a cold for 2 weeks or so
Doctor :   Do you have itch over the lesions?
User :   No, they have just gotten more visible during the last weeks but I can't feel them
Doctor :   ok, How big are the spots on average ?
User :   around a square centimeter, mostly smaller
Doctor :   ok, Do you have them anywhere else on the body ?
User :   Not that I have noticed
User :   They are hard to see directly under lamp but very clear during daylight
Doctor :   such rashes are most commonly seen in association with viral fevers
Doctor :   and are self limiting once the viral fever goes off
Doctor :   Do you deal with chemicals like nitric acid in daily work ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, i would ask you to wait for another 1 week , if the rashes develop itching or increase in size , then you may have to visit a dermatologist
User :   ... may contact a doctor?
User :   ah, now I can see the entire text
User :   Well, ok
Doctor :   i see there no need to worry as of now,
Doctor :   also take multivitamin supplements for faster recovery and better skin , specially Vit E
User :   I take vitamin supplements every morning, my diet has been quite bad last few weeks thought, with work and all.
User :   But i'll wait and if they don't go away after a week i'll look more into it
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   Do take Vit E capusles , they do help in such issues
User :   Ok, thank you.
Doctor :   You are welcome
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