I was just giving DD a bath to cool her down and noticed her thumb is yellowish orange. Like nicotine stains smokers get but shes 2 and obviously not a smoker. Its the whole top of her thumb to around the first nuckle. Will upload a pic shortly when she lets me get one. Freaking out. Could this be a liver problem or something? I googled and it was only talking about yellow fingernails but this is fingernail and skin. I tried to scrub it off while she was in the bath but it would budge.
Any ideas? Should I book in with GP? I know I sound stressy lol and I'm usally pretty laid back with minor cuts and bruises on the kids but ive never seen anything like this?
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19-03-2015 14:38 #1
19-03-2015 14:43 #2
Has she been playing with Play Dough? Using textas? paint? I know you say it didn't scrub off but given it's only to the knuckle my first thought was it's a stain as opposed to a bodily reaction.
I would make an appointment. My reasoning with this sort of thing is that I am paying for a service. Even if my concerns are silly, and there is nothing wrong with my child I'm paying for them to provide medical diagnosis. So if it turns out to be nothing at all, so what.
19-03-2015 15:07 #3
19-03-2015 15:13 #4
What has she eaten?
My son had some kind of food yesterday (had tomatoes in it and had that reddish colour). He was sticking his finger in his mouth and stained his skin to the point I had to scrub it off in the bath.
If not this then yes I would take them to the doctor. I don't have much experience with this but I would think if it's a liver problem like you mentioned that it would show in other places too not just the thumb?
19-03-2015 15:23 #5
19-03-2015 15:26 #6
I'll add also that I shouldn't have panicked lol. On my old account (DD must have been about 5-6 months so over a year ago lol) I posted about how I was worried her jaundice had returned or I had somehow damaged her liver because her entire body was orange. You all said GP and the doctors laughed at me and said it was all the pumpkin, sweet potato and carrot purees she had been having lol.
I really need to stop panicking everytime my kid turns yellow. 😊😊
19-03-2015 15:32 #7
phew lol I suspected it was something like that though. Don't feel silly, I'm an anxious parent too, just means we love our kids
19-03-2015 15:52 #8
19-03-2015 15:55 #9
Hey I have 6 six kids I still panic. It a normal healthy thing to do.
19-03-2015 16:49 #10
Like since she could crawl the DSSs think she must be invincible or something lol. So she is so tough now! They run around playing soccer and she will get taken out by the ball or she chases after them as fast as she can, trips does a summer sault, shakes it off and keeps running, meanwhile Im running to her panicking lol.
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