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A 59-year-old female asked:

I have had red tingling palms for over a year. no other symptoms of liver disease and have stopped drinking alcohol (for over a year). do the red palms mean i have liver disease . i have even a regular user of alcohol for several years?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Peripheral nerves: Chronic alcohol use will causes changes to different regions of the body. The liver is the more serious, but the peripheral nerves can be involved as well as the small blood vessels in the hands, feet, nose and ears. Peripheral neuropathy can cause tingling and pain in the hands and feet. This may improve off alcohol, but may need medication. Red flaring of hands, nose, ears is permanent.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Palmar erythema: Palmar erythema found in several other diseases beside liver disease, you must see your doctor foe examination and liver function tests, possible scan to evaluate status of your liver after that will treat you.

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