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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?

 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

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My face and fingers turn blue?

My face and fingers turn blue?

Possible Raynauds: If the symptoms are worse with cold exposure, raynauds is a possible cause. There are other possible causes as well. Have your doctor evaluated the issue or see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is it? I have red bumps over finger and toe joints, finger/toe tenderness to touch and cold hands. Sometimes knuckles turn purple

What is it? I have red bumps over finger and toe joints, finger/toe tenderness to touch and cold hands. Sometimes knuckles turn purple

Many things to consi: Many things to consider including a variation of arthritis , myositis muscle things, and a variety of rashes. Would ask your physician to evaluate or send you to a rheumatologist and/or a dermatologist. This may be very simple or it might be a complex issue. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Hands and feet are always cold, nails turning a purplish color, what's wrong?

Hands and feet are always cold, nails turning a purplish color, what's wrong?

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

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Why does my 10 month hands and feet turn purple and cold?

Why does my 10 month hands and feet turn purple and cold?

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 more

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Toddler has bright red palms & soles of feet with peeling from every fingertip to bottom of fingers? Her hands feel like tissue paper.

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

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How come my hands turn purple when it's cold?

How come my hands turn purple when it's cold?

Purple hands.: This likely has to do with circulation in your hands. Some reason might include: anemia, diabetes, lupus, raynaud's disease; scleroderma. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Vasodilation : Your blood vessels respond to a cold stimulus by attempting to warm the area reflexly - this is done by dilating, which increases blood flow to the area and causes redness and warmness. ...Read more

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Why do palms of hands get really red when it's cold?

Why do palms of hands get really red when it's cold?

Raynauds phenomenon: Consider wearing thick gloves when exposing to very cold weather. If symptomatic some doctorstry calcuim channel blockers ...Read more

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What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

Poor blood flow: Vascular diseases ex: raynauds can cause blue hands and feet with exposure to cold or emotional stress. Your condition is best diagnosed by a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Why do my hands, feet and sometimes face of my overweight spouse often turn red to purple?

Why do my hands, feet and sometimes face of my overweight spouse often turn red to purple?

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

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Why do your fingers turn blue in raynaud's disease?

Why do your fingers turn blue in raynaud's disease?

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 more

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What could make my husbands feet swell and turn reddish purple?

What could make my husbands feet swell and  turn reddish purple?

Dependent rubor: Meaning a deep red color when the legs are in a dangling position. Oftentimes, this can be from chronic venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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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 ?

Vasodilation : Your blood vessels respond to a cold stimulus by attempting to warm the area reflexly - this is done by dilating, which increases blood flow to the area and causes redness and warmness. ...Read more

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My hands between my fingers itch ferociously turn red and swell but only at night or while I'm sleeping. What could it be?

My hands between my fingers itch ferociously turn red and swell but only at night or while
I'm sleeping. What could it be?

Soap? Fleas?: Hard to say. Use only unscented soaps, detergents, lotions, aerosols, room sprays. You may be reacting to them. Use fragrance-free detergents for sensitive skin and avoid fabric softeners (which don't really soften clothes, just add another irritating chemical). Could you have fleas, or other pests, in your house? If not, and you don't get better, see your doc to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What causes the ends of my finger nail towards the tip to turn red?

What causes the ends of my finger nail towards the tip to turn red?

More history needed: When does this happen? Are you resting, working with your hands, have they been wet, wearing tight gloves for some time, exposed to chemicals.... There are many possibilities. Since I cannot see your skin, I cannot give further advice. Wishing you the best ... ...Read more

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What might be the reason to my tingling feeling for my fingers and hand?

What might be the reason to my tingling feeling for my fingers and hand?

Could be: Could be having slept on it in an awkward position . . . . Also could be carpal tunnel syndrome . . . . Or could be some problem in your neck that impinges on the innervation to your hand. Best to see your physician and have this checked out. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why my fingers and the top of my hands are turning green?

What could be the reason why my fingers and the top of my hands are turning green?

Not sure: I have been a hand surgeon for almost 20 years and I have yet to see green hands. If you have had any bruising anywhere below your elbow, the old blood eventually works it way down to your hand and fingers. As old blood is reabsorbed it often changes colors from purple, to blue to green or yellow. Exposure to some types of metals like copper can cause a greenish discoloration. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Pain in rt hand small finger for month.Pains while bending the finger.No sign of redness or deformity. No history of injury.

Pain in rt hand small finger for month.Pains while bending the finger.No sign of redness or deformity.  No history of injury.

Old injury: It is likely that this could be a consequence of an old injury that went unnoticed. Inflammation or injury to the tendons is probably the cause of ongoing pain. See a hand physiotherapist. ...Read more

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When I move the fingers of my right hand, the inner side of my hand hurts. What might be the reason?

When I move the fingers of my right hand, the inner side of my hand hurts. What might be the reason?

Tendonitis: The palm at the based the fingers is a common area to develop tendon inflammation. It typically affects one finger at a time, though some patients have multiple fingers affected. Pain can be the only symptom, but many will develop catching or triggering of the finger. ...Read more

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What can be the reason of swollen hand feet and fingers?

What can be the reason of swollen hand feet and fingers?

Several possibles.: If pain and tenderness are involved, it is likely due to arthritic inflammation. Another causes increase fluid retention. There is no way to know for sure unless you have a doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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Everytime I have my elbow bent my fingers and hand get numb is there any reason for that?

Nerve or vascuinsuf: Either median or ulner or both nerves are compressed at elbow or brachial artery is compressed. All need to be investigated. ...Read more

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I just busted two veins in my hand one of which made my finger swell. Is there a reason i keeo busting them in my hands.

Thin Walled Veins: The hand has a complex blood supply to each finger. There are two digital arteries on each finger which are "thick" walled and relatively easy to sew for replants.The veins are "Thin Walled" & easy to compromise. If you catching or lifting anything with heavy resistance, you can easily rupture veins. Consider wearing gloves, such as bicycle gloves, for many activities with resistance in a day. ...Read more