Yellow spot on foot

Yellow palms and feet in a child

Case report

An 8 year-old boy was addressed to us for a yellow discoloration of the palms and soles (Figures 1 and 2), observed by the mother 3 weeks prior to medical examination. At physical examination a yellowish pigmentation on the palms and soles was observed, no hyperkeratosis, no erythema, and no excoriations due to pruritus (which was not declared by the child or other member of the family). The discoloration was uniformly distributed, rather symmetrically, no nails changes, just a mild xerosis palmaris on the right hypotenar area. No other complains, no systemic symptoms, a very good health curve for the age.

A genetic examination was asked for the child and parents, he was the only child to the family; normal results were obtained.

Lab investigations were done and the only abnormal values were noticed for lipid profile: hypercholesterolemia; no signs of diabetes mellitus, no thyroid disturbances, no exaggerated carotene and/or orange food intake.

The final diagnosis was xanthodermia in context of hyperlypoproteinemia type II A, no treatment was recommended, and the child was referred to Diabetes and Nutrition Department for further investigations of hypercholesterolemia and follow-up.

Figure 1. Yellow discoloration of the soles in an 8 year-old boy

Figure 2. Yellow discoloration and hyperkeratosis of the palms in an 8 year-old boy

Table 1. Childhood hyperlipoproteinemia

VLDLc, very low density lipoprotein cholesterol.


The yellowish discoloration of the palms and skin is reported under different terms: xanthodermia, hypercarotenemia, carotenemia, carotenodermia, xanthodermie cutanée in French literature.

The first description appeared in 1925 in anglo-saxon publications while French Labbé in 1914 proposed the terminology of cutaneous xanthodermia . Labbé’ s definition of xanthodermia was: discoloration of type golden yellow of the palms and soles in individuals suffering from severe diabetes mellitus and terminal stages of casexia, but also a manifestation observed in normal persons without any medical explanation. He thought, at that time, that the presence in the blood of a pigment: lipochrome (an equivalent of caroten) could explain the yellow aspect of the skin.

Even the term carotenodermia has its origin in Greek language: karôton means carotene and haïma blood. Hypercarotenemia signifies the presence in large quantity of carotene in the blood and carotenodermia high levels in the skin. Today the term xanthodermia/xanthoderma is more often used.

Yellow discoloration of the skin may be associated with carotenemia, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipoproteinemia, liver disease, and renal disease, meaning that carotenemia is not synonym with yellow skin, but rather one of the cause .

Yellow palms and soles are associated with:

  • Excessive food intake of carotene (especially from carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, oranges and spinach) is followed by the deposition of pigment in the tissues and the characteristic color. This is most seen in babies with too much carrot in alimentation (especially juice).

Columbia University’s Health Services department point out that an intake of over 20 mg of beta carotene, is enough to set off hypercarotenemia .

Hypercarotenemia can sometimes be an indicator of anorexia nervosa .

  • Diabetes mellitus is well known today to cause yellow discoloration of the palms and soles .
  • Childhood hyperlipoproteinemia (Table 1);
  • The various phenols, quinoline, diphenyls found in many hair lotions are photoactivated, and condensed to form polynuclear quinonoid compounds which are often colored and can induce transitory yellow coloration of the palms ;
  • The explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT) when it was handled for hours, by workers during the World War I, induced yellow skin over the palms; the women at those times were called “Canary Girls”–due to “nitro groups” within the TNT that reacted with melanin in the workers’ skin (2008 paper in the Chemical Educator Journal);
  • Sorafenib-Sunitinib are two drugs with known adverse reaction of yellow skin discoloration ;
  • Myxedema also can be associated with yellow skin and but not limited to the palms and soles ;
  • An intrigue correlation has been described between high cholesterol levels and hypothyroidism but no parallel with yellow color of the skin from palms and soles.

Our case is interesting for the following reasons:

  • It describes a peculiar and rare form of yellow discoloration of the skin limited to the palms and soles in a small child;
  • Diabetes mellitus, exaggerated carrots intake, medication, thyroid dysfunction were not proven to be the cause.
  • It is a hyperlipoproteinemia type II A, diagnosed by: elevated serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLc) with normal high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLc), clinical aspect (xanthodermia), clear serum at direct examination. Hyperlipoproteinemia type II A has two forms: primitive and secondary (associated with cholestasis or hypothyroidia). The familial form is caused by mutations of LDLc receptor gene. In homozigot forms the values of cholesterol are very high even in the first days of life and the medium survival rate is no more than 20 years due to cardiovascular risk. In heterozigot forms the survival is longer (about 30 years) and prognosis better. The polygenic forms have a moderate course and a good response to diet .
  • Later in life gerontoxonum, xantelasma and xantomas may appear as a consequence of tissue storrage of cholesterol and the risk of premature onset of vascular abnormalities secondary to atheromatosis.
  • Genetic analysis for familial forms are necessary for confirmation the diagnosis; follow-up of the patiens by laboratory investigations, elasticity tests for vessels and Doppler ultrasound for the risk of atheromatosis.

Conflict of interest: none declared.

Ronda Rousey’s yellow and purple feet are Internet mystery

If witnessing Ronda Rousey crash to the ground was not worrying enough, you should see the color of her feet.

A Reddit debate has begun over an image of Rousey sitting on the ground following her stunning knockout by Holly Holm a little over a week ago.

In the image, Rousey’s feet are a bright mix of yellow and purple.

Here are some of the theories behind the disturbing image:

The close-up viewAP


During the fight in Melbourne two Sundays ago, there were controversial and unfounded suggestions it was a result of steroid use.

There have been cases of athletes developing jaundice — which causes a yellow pigmentation in the skin — after using steroids for more than two years.

American mixed martial artist Julie Kedzie hit back at the claims, saying she often had yellow bottoms on her feet but she “didn’t juice EVER.”

@RyanLoco @JESnowden dis ma foot.Yellow too and I swear I didn’t juice EVER. I don’t think Rousey did/does either

— Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) November 16, 2015

The canvas

Kedzie said the surface of the Octagon rubbing off on the feet, combined with it being cold, was the cause of the discoloration.

@RyanLoco @JESnowden canvas and cold. My feet always turned yellow.

— Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) November 16, 2015

Kedzie said she would “scrub the s–t” out of her feet after a bout because “they got yellow as hell.”

The canvas may explain the yellow, but what about the purple?

Raynaud’s phenomenon

The level of Rousey’s discoloration, especially coming immediately after a brutal knockout, led to an argument that the UFC star was suffering from Raynaud’s phenomenon.

“Raynaud’s (ray-NOHZ) disease causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers and toes — to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress,” the Mayo Clinic explains.

“In Raynaud’s disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas (vasospasm).”

In most cases, the condition is harmless, but in severe cases, a loss of blood flow can permanently damage the tissue and even lead to gangrene.

Best of the rest

Among the numerous other theories were:

– Circulation issues.

– UFC fighters apply a resin to their feet for grip, and it can develop a yellow tinge on the sole.

– Weight loss and dehydration taking a toll on the body.

– Dirty floors.

– The photograph just has a yellow hue.

Can you identify these famous feet?

Calluses, Corns, and Your Feet

Thick, hard sections of skin that form from too much pressure or friction on the feet, corns and calluses can be caused by a number of problems, but especially by wearing poorly fitting shoes. These conditions aren’t serious, but they can result in some serious foot pain.

What Corns and Calluses Look and Feel Like

“Calluses and corns are an increase in the thickness of the skin overlying a bony prominence. Calluses are typically on the bottom of the foot; corns are calluses that occur on the toes where you commonly see a hammertoe,” says Alan K. Mauser, DPM, a podiatrist in Louisville, Ky. “They can be painful when you walk, and cause pain when you put on shoes.”

These thick layers of dead skin cells are usually white or yellow in color, and appear tough and thick. Corns and calluses may also look flaky, or seem like really dry skin. A corn tends to be small and round, with a very sore spot in the middle and yellowish skin surrounding it. Calluses, on the other hand, are usually larger and may be a little sore but are generally not as painful.

Corns and Calluses: Causes and Risk Factors

Most often, corns and calluses are caused by poorly fitting shoes that are too small and squeeze the toes or too high and place pressure on the ball of your foot. The style of shoe matters, too. If a seam or other part of the shoe rubs against your toe, a painful corn can develop. Corns and calluses may also result from not wearing socks, or wearing socks that are too big or have irritating seams.

A history of other foot problems can increase your risk of corns. If you have a hammertoe or a claw toe (where the toes bend in the middle), the awkward position of your toes may cause corns to develop on the tops of your toes.

“Almost anyone can develop a callus or corn, from poor fitting shoes to biomechanical abnormalities of the foot/ankle,” says Timothy C. Ford, DPM, director of the podiatric residency program at Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare in Louisville, Ky. But the good news is that they can be easily treated if you just “reduce the friction, pressure, or irritation causing the corn or callus,” says Dr. Ford.

Corns and Calluses: Diagnosis

Corns and calluses are usually pretty easy to spot. Calluses probably don’t need a doctor’s treatment, because they’re not that uncomfortable and will eventually go away on their own. A very painful corn, however, may need a doctor’s care. Your podiatrist will inspect the corn, and determine whether the skin needs to be trimmed away to relieve pain and pressure. He can also diagnose a deformity that may be causing recurring corns, and may suggest surgery to alleviate the problem.

So when picking out shoes, consider your feet for a moment. Thick, rough calluses and painful corns are a steep price to pay for fashion. Treat your feet to comfortable shoes, and protect them from corns and calluses.


A corn or a callus is a growth of hard or thick skin, usually over a prominent area on the foot or on the bottom of the foot as a result of excessive pressures or weight in a specific area. Corns are usually found on the top of or in between the toes, whereas calluses are generally found on the sole of the foot.


Corn causes.

A corn is usually caused by shoe pressure against a portion of a toe and usually appears on the top of the toe knuckle. It can also appear in between toes due to tight-fitting shoes and pressure irritation to the skin. Calluses are on the bottom of the feet due to excessive pressures or weight in a specific area. Faulty foot biomechanics can often be a cause in callus formation.


Wear a (non-medicated) pad over the corn to reduce friction on the inside of your shoes. If you think over-pronation is the cause, try a custom orthotic, which will reduce the excessive pronation and minimize the future growth, or return of the callus. Shoes with a deep toe box and proper cushioning will often help relieve symptoms. Severely painful corns often require surgical correction.


The most important measure that you can take is to make sure that your shoes fit properly and provide adequate room, support and cushioning for your feet.

Activity Restrictions

None, unless they have become too painful.

What are corns and calluses?

A corn is a small area of skin which has become thickened due to pressure on it. A corn is roughly round in shape. Corns press into the deeper layers of skin and can be painful.

  • Hard corns commonly occur on the top of the smaller toes or on the outer side of the little toe. These are the areas where poorly fitted shoes tend to rub most.
  • Soft corns sometimes form in between the toes, most commonly between the fourth and fifth toes. These are softer because the sweat between the toes keeps them moist. Soft corns can sometimes become infected.

Toe corns

A callus is usually larger and broader than a corn and has a less well-defined edge. These tend to form on the underside of your foot (the sole). They commonly form over the bony area just underneath your toes. This weight bearing area takes much of your weight when you walk. They are usually painless but can become painful.

Calluses on the underside of the foot

What causes corns and calluses?

The small bones of the toes and feet are broader and more lumpy near to the small joints of the toes. If there is repeated friction or pressure on the skin overlying a small rough area of bone, this will cause the skin to thicken. This may lead to corns or calluses forming.

The common causes of rubbing and pressure are tight or ill fitting shoes which tend to cause corns on the top of the toes and side of the little toe. Also, too much walking or running which tends to cause calluses on the bottom of the feet (the soles). So if you do sports or activities that involve repeated pressure on your feet then this will increase your risk of developing a callus.

Corns and calluses are more likely to develop if you have very prominent bony toes, thin skin, or any deformities of the toes or feet which cause the skin to rub more easily inside shoes. People with bunions are more likely to develop corns and calluses.

What are the treatments for corns and calluses?

If you develop a painful corn or callus it is best to obtain expert advice from a person qualified to diagnose and treat foot disorders (a podiatrist – previously called a chiropodist). You should not cut corns yourself, especially if you are elderly or have diabetes.

Treatments such as corn plasters will reduce the pressure on your corn but will not actually treat the corn.

Advice and options to treat corns and calluses include the following:

Trimming (paring down)

The thickened skin of a corn or callus can be pared down by a podiatrist by using a scalpel blade. The pain is usually much reduced as the corn or callus is pared down and the pressure on the underlying tissues eased. Sometimes, repeated or regular trimming sessions are needed. Once a corn or callus has been pared down, it may not return if you use good footwear.

If the skin seems to be thickening up again, a recurrence may be prevented by rubbing down the thickening skin with a pumice stone or emery paper once a week. Many people can do this themselves. It is best to soak your foot in warm water for 20 minutes to soften the thick skin before using a pumice stone or emery paper. A moisturising cream used regularly on a trimmed corn or callus will keep the skin softened and easier to rub down.

Chemical treatment

There are different types of medicated products which work by chemically paring down the thickened, dead skin on corns and calluses. These usually contain salicylic acid, which is also present in many wart-removal products.

Salicylic acid is a keratolytic, which means it dissolves the protein (keratin) that makes up most of both the corn and the thick layer of dead skin which usually tops it. It is important to use these products as directed in the package directions; these products are gentle and safe for most people. Salicylic acid treatments are available in different forms including drops, pads and plasters.

All these treatments will turn the top of your skin white and then you will be able trim or peel away the dead tissue. This results in the corn sticking out less, which will make it less painful.

Although these products can work well, they should not be used if you have diabetes or poor circulation. This is because your skin is less likely to heal well after using salicylic acid and there is a risk that an ulcer may develop.

Shoes and footwear

Tight or ill fitting shoes are thought to be the main cause of most corns and calluses. Sometimes a rough seam or stitching in a shoe may rub enough to cause a corn. The aim is to wear shoes that reduce pressure and rubbing on the toes and forefeet. Shoes should have plenty of room for the toes and have soft uppers and low heels. High heels, especially if they are tight fitting, can lead to repeated friction and make corns and calluses worse. In addition, extra width is needed if corns develop on the outer side of the little toe. Extra height is needed if corns develop on the top of abnormal toes such as ‘hammer’ or ‘claw’ toes.

Correcting poor footwear will reduce any rubbing or repeated friction on your skin. In many cases, a corn or callus will go away if rubbing or pressure is stopped with improved footwear. If you have had a corn or callus pared away, a recurrence will usually be prevented by wearing good footwear. If you are able, going barefoot when not outdoors will also help.

Some people with abnormalities of their feet or toes will need special shoes to prevent rubbing. A podiatrist can advise you about this.

Footpads and toe protection

Depending on the site of a corn or callus, a cushioning pad or shoe insole may be of benefit. For example, for a callus under the foot, a soft shoe insert may cushion the skin and help the callus to heal. If there is a corn between your toes, a special sleeve worn around your toe may ease the pressure. A special toe splint may also help to keep your toes apart to allow a corn between toes to heal. A podiatrist will be able to advise you on any appropriate padding, insoles or appliances you may need.


If you have a foot or toe abnormality causing recurring problems, an operation may be advised if all else fails. For example, an operation may be needed to straighten a deformed toe, or to cut out a part of a bone that is sticking out from a toe and causing problems. If you need an operation then you will be referred to a surgeon who will be able to discuss this with you in more detail.

What happens if a corn becomes infected?

Occasionally corns or calluses can become infected. If this happens then your corn would become more painful and the skin around the corn (or callus) will become red and sore. Pus may come out of the corn. You should see your GP, who will be able to prescribe antibiotics if necessary.

1. Bunions

The problem: Suddenly, your shoes don’t quite fit as well as they used to, and you spot a bulging bump near your big toe. Not to mention, it really hurts. If the joint of your big toe is pushing out unnaturally, you’ve probably got a bunion, says Dr. Rob Kominiarek, D.O., FACOFP.

How to fix it: Kominiarek recommends wearing comfortable, wide-sole shoes, and soaking your feet or applying ice packs. If this fails, see your doctor for a cortisone injection, which will provide relief.

How to prevent it: Limit the pressure on your feet by skipping the narrow, tight footwear that pushes your toes together. Certain foot types — namely, “low arches, flat feet, and loose joints and tendons,” according to Harvard Women’s Health Watch — and occupations that require frequent standing can make you more prone to bunions. So pay attention to how your feet are feeling, and speak to your doctor if you feel there may be a problem.

2. Warts

The problem: You feel a tinge of pain on the bottom of your foot, and when you check it, you discover a small, fleshy growth. To your horror, you realize it’s a wart. “Plantar warts are viruses that you get when you’ve contracted the HPV virus from a contaminated surface,” says Dr. Mona Gohara, associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine, who also notes that this is the most common foot issue she sees.

How to fix it: Try this dermatologist-approved DIY — apply Compound W and duct tape on the warts for a few days. You can also have your derm remove them by laser or liquid nitrogen.

How to prevent it: Gohara recommends protecting your feet by always wearing shoes in public areas, including flip flops in locker rooms and pool areas.

3. Athlete’s foot

The problem: Dry, itchy, flaky, and pink skin just pops up out of nowhere. And it’s really uncomfortable.

How to fix it: “Use a prescription-strength anti-fungal medication in powder or cream form,” says Gohara. “Alternatively, some people like apple cider vinegar soaks.”

How to prevent it: Athlete’s foot thrives in damp environments like public showers and locker rooms, so Kominiarek recommends “keeping moisture at bay.” This includes changing your socks every day, washing your feet daily, and purchasing new shoes as your older ones wear out. Also, wear flip flops when you’re using a public shower, beach, or pool. And make sure your feet are thoroughly dry before putting your socks back on — or you could risk trapping moisture inside.

4. Ingrown toenails

The problem: Your toenail is curving inward, and the surrounding skin is puffy, enflamed, and tender to the touch. What gives? “Sometimes this happens because genetically, some people have toenails that curve in,” explains Gohara. But in some cases, it can be the result of trauma.

How to fix it: You actually have to remove the part of the nail that is ingrown to make it go away, says Gohara. Ouch! Warning: This is something you should leave up to a professional e.g. your dermatologist.

How to prevent it: Keep your toenails trimmed, but not too short, and wear well-fitting sneakers when you exercise. If you notice an irritated toenail, Kominiarek recommends soaking it nightly in warm epsom salt water for some temporary relief before seeing a doctor.

5. Foot odor

The problem: Your feet are constantly stinky, and the stench doesn’t seem to be going away.

How to fix it: “Make sure you actually use soap on your feet,” says Gohara. “A lot of people don’t, but you actually have to scrub them with a non-soap cleanser to get rid of bacteria.” If you happen to be a heavy sweater, she recommends adding absorbent talc powder in your shoes.

Prevent it: Keep your feet clean — and that talc powder handy.

6. Blisters

The problem: You rock your new shoes all day, but instead of loads of compliments, you end up with a few fluid-filled (not to mention painful) welts instead.

How to fix it: Blisters are good at healing themselves, so it’s best not to pick at them. “If they need to pop, 9 out of 10 will do it all on their own. When they do, simply wash with soap and water,” says Kominiarek. “Then, apply antibiotic ointment and cover it with a Band-Aid.” Be sure to check on it daily and keep it clean until it is healed.

How to prevent it: “Wear moisture-wicking athletic socks and shoes that fit properly,” says Kominiarek. Whenever you exercise, make sure to use this handy shoelace trick to ensure your feet are locked into your shoes, reducing friction and irritation.

7. Calluses

The problem: Your once soft feet are feeling kind of rough, and even your bi-weekly pedicures aren’t doing anything to make them any smoother.

How to fix it: “Soak your feet and use a pumice stone to remove the callused skin,” recommends Kominiarek. “If they become painful, it’s time to visit your podiatrist.”

How to prevent it: Calluses develop as a result of pressure or friction. Soften down thick skin by using a urea-based cream or alpha-hydroxy acid, says Gohara. Use these daily on your feet in order to prevent calluses, and wear comfy shoes to avoid putting excess pressure on your toes or subjecting your foot to more friction.

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6 Possible Yellow Or White Foot Bump Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced yellow or white foot bump. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.


Whiteheads are caused by hair follicles becoming clogged with oil & dead skin cells. When the clogged pore is closed to the air by a layer of skin cells, the oil/dead skin cells remains white (as opposed to a blackhead).

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: small facial lump, yellow or white facial bump

Symptoms that always occur with whitehead: small facial lump, yellow or white facial bump

Urgency: Self-treatment

Skin abscess

A skin abscess is a large pocket of pus that has formed just beneath the skin. It is caused by bacteria getting under the skin, usually through a small cut or scratch, and beginning to multiply. The body fights the invasion with white blood cells, which kill some of the infected tissue but form pus within the cavity that remains.

Symptoms include a large, red, swollen, painful lump of pus anywhere on the body beneath the skin. There may be fever, chills, and body aches from the infection.

If not treated, there is the risk of an abscess enlarging, spreading, and causing serious illness.

Diagnosis is made through physical examination.

A small abscess may heal on its own, through the body’s immune system. But some will need to be drained or lanced in a medical provider’s office so that the pus can be cleaned out. Antibiotics are usually prescribed.

Keeping the skin clean, and using only clean clothes and towels, will help to make sure that the abscess does not recur.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash

Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess: rash with bumps or blisters

Urgency: Primary care doctor


A dermatofibroma is a common skin growth that usually appears on the lower legs, but may appear anywhere on the body. These growths are benign (noncancerous). Dermatofibromas are most common in adults and are rarely found in children.

Symptoms include a hard, raised growth that is red, pink, …

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Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum, also called “water warts,” is a common, benign, viral skin infection. It causes a rash of bumps that may appear anywhere on the body.

The virus spreads through direct contact with the bumps, including sexual contact. It also spreads through touching any object that an infected person has handled, such as clothing, towels, and toys.

Most susceptible are children under age 10. Other risk factors include dermatitis causing breaks in the skin; a weakened immune system; and living in warm, humid regions under crowded conditions.

Symptoms include a rash of small, pale bumps with a pit in the center. The rash is usually painless but may become reddened, itchy, and sore.

Diagnosis is made through physical examination.

In some cases, treatment is not needed and the condition will clear on its own. However, if the bumps are unsightly or are present in the genital area, lesions can be removed through minor surgical procedures or treated with oral medication or topical agents.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: rash with bumps or blisters, leg skin changes, skin changes on arm, head or neck skin changes, genital skin changes

Symptoms that never occur with molluscum contagiosum: fever, headache

Urgency: Phone call or in-person visit


Warts, also called common warts or verrucae, are small, rough, rounded growths on the top layer of the skin. They may appear alone or in clusters. Common warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious through direct contact. They may spread from one place on the body to another simply through touch.

Skin cyst

A cyst is a small sac or lump, filled with fluid, air, fat, or other material, that begins to grow somewhere in the body for no apparent reason. A skin cyst is one that forms just beneath the skin.

It’s believed that skin cysts form around trapped keratin cells – the cells that form the relatively tough outer layer of the skin.

These cysts are not contagious.

Anyone can get a skin cyst, but they are most common in those who are over age 18, have acne, or have injured the skin.

Symptoms include the appearance of a small, rounded lump under the skin. Cysts are normally painless unless infected, when they will be reddened and sore and contain pus.

Diagnosis is made through physical examination. A small cyst can be left alone, though if it is unsightly or large enough to interfere with movement it can be removed in a simple procedure done in a doctor’s office. An infected cyst must be treated so that the infection does not spread.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: skin-colored armpit bump, marble sized armpit lump, small armpit lump

Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst: skin-colored armpit bump

Urgency: Wait and watch


Bottom of feet yellow what does it mean?

Yellow skin on your feet is generally nothing to bother with.

Feet endure a great deal of pressure and rubbing, which can result in the growth of thick, blemished skin. In rare cases, yellow feet may signify a hidden problem.

Maintain reading to read more about what triggers yellow feet and when you need to see a doctor.

Bottom of feet yellow what does it mean? Calluses are thick layers of hardened skin that typically create on the bottom of your feet.

They’re a lot more usual in areas that experience a great deal of rubbing or routinely have stress related to them.

This makes the bottom of your feet, including the balls of your feet and heels, especially susceptible to calluses.

They look similar to routine skin, but calluses are typically thicker and might be stained. Other indicators of a callus consist of:

  • dry, half-cracked skin
  • waxy looking skin
  • hard, thick skin

Calluses are commonly painless and just call for therapy if their appearance troubles you.

If you wish to get rid of them, try these over-the-counter treatments as well as natural home remedy.

Bottom of feet yellow what does it mean?When you have jaundice, your skin as well as the whites of your eyes look yellow.

It takes place when your body contains way too much of a substance called bilirubin. Bilirubin is a natural, yellow result that develops when your body breaks down old red cell.

It normally takes a trip through your liver as well as into your gastrointestinal tract. It’s then removed as waste.

When your body can’t properly eliminate bilirubin, it builds up in your blood stream as well as leakages right into your skin.

If jaundice is triggering your yellow feet, you’ll likely see a yellow color around other locations as well.

Numerous points can create jaundice, including:

  • liver diseases, such as liver disease or cirrhosis
  • liver failure
  • swelling or an obstruction in the bile air ducts
  • medications or problems that ruin red cell
  • certain organic supplements

See your physician immediately if you have signs and symptoms of jaundice. They can do a bilirubin blood examination, complied with by extra testing to determine what’s causing it.

Bottom of feet yellow what does it mean?Carotenemia takes place when you have a lot of carotenoids in your blood stream. Carotenoids are yellow substances that are located in many brightly tinted vegetables and fruits.

These materials are a regular part of a healthy and balanced diet plan, as well as they add to the all-natural color of your skin.

Carotenoids generally leave your body through urine, feces, sweat, or skin oils.

Nevertheless, if way too many develop in your blood, it can make your skin yellow. This discoloration has a tendency to turn up one of the most on your hands and the soles of your feet.

Several things can cause carotenemia, including the foods you eat and certain wellness conditions.

Diet plan

Bottom of feet yellow what does it mean? Yes, consuming too many carrots can in fact give your skin a yellow-colored tint. Various other foods that can create carotenemia include:

  • pumpkin
  • squash
  • pleasant potatoes
  • peppers
  • green veggies
  • citrus fruits
  • dietary supplements

You would have to eat an uncommonly big quantity of these foods over a number of weeks to observe this result.

If your yellow feet are brought on by consuming way too many carotenoid-rich foods, they need to go back to their common shade quickly after you decrease your intake of these foods.

Other causes

You can likewise establish carotenemia from problems that affect exactly how your body processes and removes carotenoids. Usual problems that could do this include:

  • high cholesterol
  • hypothyroidism
  • diabetes mellitus
  • kidney conditions
  • liver problems

These problems can all create carotenoids to build up in your bloodstream, where they can ultimately begin affecting your skin.

Bear in mind that liver problems can cause both carotenemia and jaundice, which look really similar.

If you have a liver problem, a basic blood examination can help your doctor narrow down what’s triggering your yellow skin.

Just how is it identified?

If you just observe yellow discoloration on your feet, think about seeing a podiatric doctor, which is a medical professional who concentrates on foot conditions.

They can easily acknowledge calluses or any other problems that may be creating the staining.

If you observe yellow skin in areas besides simply your feet, make a visit with your doctor immediately. They’ll likely start by running a collection of tests, including:

  • a complete blood count
  • liver function examinations
  • blood sugar examination
  • beta carotene degree test
  • bilirubin blood test
  • cholesterol test

Relying on the outcomes of these tests, they may likewise utilize a CT scan or MRI to help them establish your diagnosis.

Should I be stressed?

Occasionally, yellowing skin can show clinical emergency or major condition.

Call your medical professional quickly if your skin is yellow and also you experience any one of the following:

  • bloody or black feceses
  • fever
  • cognitive troubles, such confusion or sleepiness
  • extreme abdominal pain or tenderness
  • bloody vomit
  • very easy discoloration or blood loss

The bottom line

Yellow feet can look startling, but it’s typically from skin buildup on the soles of your feet.

It can likewise be a bodily action to a diet filled with vibrant vegetables and fruits.

Nevertheless, it can periodically signal an underlying problem that needs treatment, so it’s best to get in touch with your doctor if you notice any other signs.



The symptoms of gangrene vary depending on the underlying cause. It can affect any part of the body, but typically starts in the toes, feet, fingers or hands.

General symptoms of gangrene include:

  • initial redness and swelling
  • either a loss of sensation or severe pain in the affected area
  • sores or blisters that bleed or release a dirty-looking or foul-smelling discharge (if the gangrene is caused by an infection)
  • the skin becoming cold and pale



In some cases, the affected limb may feel heavy and pressing the skin may produce a crackling sound. These symptoms are caused by a build-up of gas under the skin.

If the area is infected, you may also have other signs related to the underlying infection, such as:

  • a high temperature of 38C or above
  • feeling hot and shivery
  • loss of appetite
  • rapid heartbeat and breathing
  • dizziness

Without treatment the affected tissue will start to die. When this happens, the area changes colour from red to brown to purple or black, before shrivelling up and falling away from the surrounding healthy tissue.

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