Itchy and turning yellow

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Can anyone help.I've unstable angina andC.O.P.D.to top it all i'm agoraphobic.I take 15 different medications daily.Lately I have started a severe itch on most of my body but mainly on my arms and back.Sometimes my skin blisters and is very painful.Now after all that my skin is turning yellow.The strange thing is after I shower the towel i've used to dry myself has yellow patches all over it,also my white bed linen has the same patches plus blood spots where I have scratched to hard.When the blisters really attack my body I have trouble breathing,it gets quite scary. Because of my C.O.P.D mylung capacity is very low but my medication controls it,this shoul not be happening.Anyone any idea's.

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    I think you need to see your go and get your bloods checked for liver function tests your skin shouldn't be yellowish.

    you may just need an antihistamine for the itching but I'd get it checked out

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    Obviously don't know you but am worried about you.  Personally I wouldn't add even an over the counter medicine to the 15 meds. you are presently taking, until you speak with your Doctor about what's going on.  Who knows what kind of reaction might happen?  Take care and good luck with it all.
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    What does your doctor say and have you checked the manufacturers' fact sheets on all your meds for negative (side) effects?     Are you on statins?  they can cause liver issues
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    I had a rash a couple of times but never a yellow skin 

    Please make an appointment with your DR.

    All the best 

    Regards,Nellebelle

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    Hi

    Sorry to hear of your problems.

    Yellowing of the skin and itching can be a sign of problems with the liver as well as other things.

    I would strongly advise that you report this to your GP to obtain a proper diagnosis.

    Best wishes Robert

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    Hi alistair

    Sounds like Jaundice

    Go to your doctor or A&E to get yourself checked out.

    Let me know how you get on

    Kev (UK)confused

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    Hi Alistair:  You mention being agoraphobic, is there a freind or family member that can help you  get to your Dr. or the Emergency Department?  Several people have mentioned  there could be something going on with your liver, I agree

    with them; however, as good as this forum is, none of us are Doctors.  Please let us know how you are getting on.  Best of luck to you.  Take care.  (Canada).

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