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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Red Palms (Overview)

Red palms = palmar erythema (PE). It may be genetic or associated with some medical conditions.


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What causes red palms?

What causes red palms?

Varioius causes: Palmar erythema is seen in two-thirds of pregnancies during the first trimester and resolves postpartum. It is also seen in conditions such as lupus erythematosus, liver damage (cirrhosis), and thyroid disease. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
18 Doctors shared insights

Red Palms (Overview)

Red palms = palmar erythema (PE). It may be genetic or associated with some medical conditions.


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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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My toddler gets red palms with white spots /splotches.?

My toddler gets red palms with white spots /splotches.?

Capillary cirulation: The autonomic (automatic) nervous system controls circulation by a "dilate/constrict" balance. This suggests that lower brain controls are unevenly distributed. Depending on whether there are other symptoms (if I am right there always are) a high sugar diet and/or cow's milk would do this. ...Read more

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What causes red palms?

Varioius causes: Palmar erythema is seen in two-thirds of pregnancies during the first trimester and resolves postpartum. It is also seen in conditions such as lupus erythematosus, liver damage (cirrhosis), and thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What do really red palms indicate?

What do really red palms indicate?

Circulation: It could be erythromelalgia, a vascular condition or could simply be from warming. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Red palms?

What is the definition or description of: Red palms?

Red palms: Red palms = palmar erythema (PE). It may be genetic or associated with some medical conditions. ...Read more

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My toddler gets red palms with white spots /splotches.?

Capillary cirulation: The autonomic (automatic) nervous system controls circulation by a "dilate/constrict" balance. This suggests that lower brain controls are unevenly distributed. Depending on whether there are other symptoms (if I am right there always are) a high sugar diet and/or cow's milk would do this. ...Read more

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I have very pink or red palms. Do they indicate liver damage?

I have very pink or red palms. Do they indicate liver damage?

Maybe or not: May be normal for you. May be related to altered metabolism of hormones, like estrogen. Can be seen with liver disease, pregnancy, birth control pill use, other causes. Any question-see your doc. ...Read more

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I've always had red palms but when I got preg my finger tips stayed red and still are a year later what is this??

I've always had red palms but when I got preg my finger tips stayed red and still are a year later what is this??

Hard to be exact: Red palms could be a sign of polycythemia, that is elevated hematocrit hemoglobin red cells and could be a reactive process, ie oxygenation issue etc or primary. Erythroderma from drugs or primary, are also causes but often redness is seen elsewhere or all over skin. Your year old post delivery with residual redness of fingers suggest the first possibility. To be sure, get a CBC and visit MDs ...Read more

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Red palms of hands big veins?

Red palms of hands big veins?

Various: Red palms are seen in two-thirds of pregnancies during the first trimester and resolves postpartum. Palmar erythema is also seen in other conditions such as lupus erythematosus, liver damage or thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What can I do about hot, itchy, red palms and ears?

What can I do about hot, itchy, red palms and ears?

Antihistamine: A antihistamine might help but it would be better for you to see your dermatologist for the exact cause of this skin eruption. ...Read more

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27 yr old. Dr says I don't ovulate. Yrs without period. Red palms. Online it says liver disease. My liver func. Tests perfect. Why red palms? Hormonal?

27 yr old. Dr says I don't ovulate. Yrs without period. Red palms. Online it says liver disease. My liver func. Tests perfect. Why red palms? Hormonal?

Maybe: There are various conditions associated. Smoking may be one. Red palms with liver disease is due to increased estrogen. There are many other causes. Your DR can evaluate you to see if it means something significant. You may never arrive at a satisfactory explanation. Do you have PCOS? Other hormone abnormality? ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Palmar Erythema (Definition)

Palmar erythema is a clinical finding in which the palms of your hand has a reddish color. It is caused by increased blood flow to that area, which can be normal or due to abnormal conditions ...Read more