Symptom: Orange skin

Orange skin: Orange coloring of the skin
Introduction: Orange skin coloring can result from various disorders. One common cause is overeating of dietary items that contain orange-colored beta-carotene (e.g. pumpkins, carrots) and this often causes orange skin from carotenemia in young infants newly introduced to solids. True orange skin color needs to be differentiated from yellow skin (such as jaundice), bronze skin (see hyperpigmentation), red skin, dark skin or other skin color changes; some causes of skin described as "orange" may possibly be listed under these areas. There are various possible causes of orange skin and any "orangeness" needs prompt professional medical investigation.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Orange skin:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Orange skin (6 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Orange skin (3 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Orange skin: redness (48), blueness (33), cyanosis (33), dark skin (21), hyperpigmentation (9), skin color changes (129)
    Orange skin type of: Skin color changes (129)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Orange skin: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Orange skin as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Orange skin: The following list of conditions have 'Orange skin' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Carotenemia ... orange skin


  • Hemochromatosis ... bronze skin


  • Jaundice ... bronze skin

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