It sure can ... an overdose of beta-carotene caused carotenosis which, in simple terms, is a build up of carotenoids within the tissues and fat cells. Since babies don't generally burn off fat, their skin is more likely to begin yellowing than if an adult ate carrots daily. While carotenosis is not harmful, it often gets mistaken for jaundice. The best way to ensure baby doesn't turn orange is to cut back carrots to a few times a week, with other foods in between.
Thanks. My friend was wondering why her baby's skin looks a bit orange these last few weeks. I was not sure if those fruity and carrot juice might cause the changing of the skin color. Well, she should not worry now. :) That does help.
It happens often to babies, who are only fed orange veggies like carrots or sweet potatoes or squash. It is called Carotenemia... caused from consuming too much beta-carotene.
Yes, if you eat enough (and I mean alot). Carotene (I believe) is also an ingredient in some tanning lotions. :)
yeah i have heard it does...i dont know the exact reason of why it happens though....
I understand, thx for takin the time to clear that up, I appreciate it
No ... jaundice is a sign that there's a problem with the liver.
Doesn't that cause ur skin to turn yellowish as well?
It can, but it's usually noticed in the eyes first
My brother's lips turned orange because of that :o
So its not the same thing as jaundise?