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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Red Palms (Overview)

Red palms is a symptom in which a person's palms are redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, drug side effects, etc.


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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. Shari Jackson
18 doctors shared insights

Red Palms (Overview)

Red palms is a symptom in which a person's palms are redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, drug side effects, etc.


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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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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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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