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Hands Fingers Turn Red Reason
My hands (mostly fingers) will suddenly turn bright red. Random fingers will be ice cold and others burning hot. My legs and feet get red patches too?
Raynaud's Phenom?: What you're describing sounds a little like Raynaud's Phenomenon - a blood vessel disorder that causes your fingers and toes to become red, then often pale, and sometimes blue as the blood flow becomes interrupted. It is common for this to follow exposure to cold conditions. If this is the case, it will likely require eval by a doc. Good luck! Hope this helps! ...Read more
What is it? I have red bumps over finger and toe joints, finger/toe tenderness to touch and cold hands. Sometimes knuckles turn purple
Very itchy skin on feet under feet, palms of hands, fingers of feet & hands swollen, spread to the arms & legs & now to upper thighs. Red bumps first?
Itchy hands/feet: Thank you for your question. Itchy hands & feet that spreads to the arms & legs could be caused by a number of things. There are different types of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external/internal sources. Having an examination & evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My toes turn blue in the shower. Other symptoms are hands and feet are almost always cold. Bottoms of my feet are dark red and my palms blue & swollen?
See doc: I know it's easy to say you need to see a doctor, but i think you do need to see one. You may need to have your circulation checked for one. Also, other diseases such as vasculitis (blood vessel wall inflammation) as well as inflammatory diseases such as lupus or reynaud's may need to be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get checked to: Know. Raynaud's is a possible cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably nothing: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live up north. If it is very bothersome i would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more
Acrocyanosis: Being cold causes vasoconstriction (tightening down) of the blood vessels in the periphery. This is called acrocyanosis. Hands and feet (and lips too) turning blue is usually from this and rarely a sign of heart disease, but you can check the tongue and inside of the mouth -- if these parts are pink when the hands/feet/lips are blue, then it is unlikely to be related to the heart. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Toddler has bright red palms & soles of feet with peeling from every fingertip to bottom of fingers? Her hands feel like tissue paper.
Consult doctor: Your toddler may be suffering from disease called hand ,foot and mouth disease or some deficiency as of Zinc _a mineral .Since your daughter is not having fever along with peeling of skin -kawasaki disease is less likely , better get the child checked up soon and get treatment at the earliest possible . ...Read more
Why does skin turn red when you place an icepack it? same with fingers why do hands turn red when put bare hands in cold snow for a minute ?
Raynauds phenomenon: Consider wearing thick gloves when exposing to very cold weather. If symptomatic some doctorstry calcuim channel blockers ...Read more
Knuckles on both hands swelled up now hands red from knuckles down & wrists & hand pain , have included pics in file .
Vascular: That means that blood vessels in the skin become dilated. The vascular bed (ciculation) is controlled by the autonomic (automatic) nervous system where the control mechanisms are in the lower brain. This depends on the efficiency of oxidative metabolism that is, in turn, affected by diet. If it fits your case, get rid of all the sugar and sweeeteners, diet drinks etc etc. ...Read more
Vasospasm: The blood vessels in your hands and feet narrow (vasospasm) causing a reduction in blood flow. The reduced blood to this area causes the area to first turn white. With continued lack of blood to the hands and feet they turn blue. Once the spasm has resolved blood flow returns and the area turns red before returning to its normal color. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer