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Is redness in palm of hands related to liver disease?

Is redness in palm of hands related to liver disease?

Actually yes: The thenar and hypothemar eminences are likely to be selectively red if the liver's going bad, or in hyperthyroidism.

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


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Is red palms and hands after eating a sign of palmar erythema, or is it sign of blood being diverted from extremities to stomach, I have fatty liver?

Is red palms and hands after eating a sign of palmar erythema, or is it sign of blood being diverted from extremities to stomach, I have fatty liver?

No: Red palms IS palmar erythema. Red hands is not. What you describe may be true palmar erythema, or it may not. It is never due to diversion of blood flow away from the hands. Besides advanced liver disease, it can be due to local factors on the hands, thyroid disease, eczema, psoriasis, blood disorder [increase in red cells], pregnancy or increased estrogen, etc. Avoid alcohol.

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What causes sudden onset of red and swollen palms of hands and feet?

What causes sudden onset of red and swollen palms of hands and feet?

Many things can: Swelling in the hands and the feet is a common occurrence that has a variety of possible triggers. The most common possibility is idiopathic edema, which occurs when excess fluid builds up in the body, with no specific trigger or cause. Idiopathic edema is generally more common in women than in men, and is often accompanied by unexplained sodium retention.

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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.

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I have tiny pin sized red dots on palm of hands after ivig treatment? What could this be?

I have tiny pin sized red dots on palm of hands after ivig treatment? What could this be?

Coincidence!: Tiny red spots on the palm alone doesn't mean much. If it is recurring after ivig repeatedly, it could mean a reaction to the components of the shots. Please inform your doctor.

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Small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat?

Small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat?

Could be coxsackie: Small red blisters on palms & soles can have several causes. Commonly a viral infection (coxsackie virus) causes hand-foot-mouth disease. Treatment is for symptoms. See your doctor since there are other causes which need antiboitics.

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Tiny skinny red veins on palm of. Hands that show some times more than others? Is this concerning?

Tiny skinny red veins on palm of. Hands that show some times more than others? Is this concerning?

Involuntary: This is often referred to as vasomotor instability: it is involuntary, like blushing, or flushing of skin. Veins are blue. Capillaries are red.

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Pregnant. I noticed a tiny red dot on palm of hand, appears to be under skin. Has been there for about 2 weeks. What could it be?

Pregnant. I noticed a tiny red dot on palm of hand, appears to be under skin. Has been there for about 2 weeks. What could it be?

Visualize: Without seeing the reason I do not think we will be able to comment on the possible cause. Consider scheduling a virtual visit and attaching an image with one of our primary care doctors

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What medication can I take for this desease coxsackie the small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat is itchin alot?

What medication can I take for this desease coxsackie the small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat is itchin alot?

Nothing: Coxsackie virus causes hand-foot and mouth disease. The most frequent locations for the blisters/ulcers are on the palms of the hand, soles of the feet, and in the mouth. It is quite contagious, so frequent hand washing is imperative. Self-limiting, so hang in there.

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What causes blister-like red dots on palm of hands and bottom of feet?

What causes blister-like red dots on palm of hands and bottom of feet?

Pompholyx?: Read about dyshidrotic eczema and see if this matches. If so, the treatment varies depending on the severity. Best wishes.

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Small cluster itchy but sore red bumps on palm of hand?

Small cluster itchy but sore red bumps on palm of hand?

Contact dermatitis: From your brief description, it is likely you have allergic (vesicular) contact dermatitis. Have you had contact with any new lotions or metals (eg. Nickel) on your palms?

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Red circular palm/hand lesions itchy itchy soles random swelling fingers always tired no energy. Negative Lyme & syphilis tst. Occurring for 12 weeks?

Red circular palm/hand lesions itchy itchy soles random swelling fingers always tired no energy. Negative Lyme & syphilis tst. Occurring for 12 weeks?

Well: How long have you been on doxycylline? Since this is not likely an essential drug, you should check with your doctor to see if can discontinue it for a couple of weeks. Otherwise you need further work up.

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I have red spots on palms of hands under skin.  hands feel warm & tight; skin peeling slightly. No fever or itching.  some type of dermatitis?

I have red spots on palms of hands under skin.  hands feel warm & tight; skin peeling slightly. No fever or itching.  some type of dermatitis?

Red spots on palms: Some of the causes of red spots on your palms include dyshidrotic eczema (pompholyx), contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, fungal infection, psoriasis, syphilis, and rocky mountain spotted fever, a tick-borne illness that can cause rash on the palms. You really should be evaluated by a doctor.

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There is a redness on the palms of my hands most of the time. What is causeing the palms of my hands to be Red most of the time?

There is a redness on the palms of my hands most of the time. What is causeing the palms of my hands to be Red most of the time?

Mutiple causes: You really need a complete physical exam and blood testing: sometimes this is involuntary vasomotor instability (similar to blushing); however it can also be related to other issues.

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I have red blotches on palms of my hands the feeling of my hands are really weird texture only started yesterday but hasn't went away.

Palmar erythema: You picked a really complex symptom. Sometimes it also affects the soles (plantar erythema). Sometimes no one can figure out what caused it, after excluding a host of disorders like lupus or cirrhosis, or a drug side-effect (toperamate), or post viral infection, including Rubeola (German Measles). If it doesn't go away in a few days, a trip to your PCP is needed. Skin peeling may occur later.

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What are small red itchy bumps on palms of hands? Some tiny bit raised some under skin.

What are small red itchy bumps on palms of hands? Some tiny bit raised some under skin.

Bumpy rash: A rash is best diagnosed and treated when a physician can actually look at it. It could be hives but it could also be a contact dermatitis or infection.

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What could this not itchy or dry red mark be on palm right hand from pinkie to wrist, not going away looks like been nearly burnt in hot water?

What could this not itchy or dry red mark be on palm right hand from pinkie to wrist, not going away looks like been nearly burnt in hot water?

Needs to be seen: Unfortunately skin issues need to be seen to be evaluated properly and diagnosed - literally a picture is worth 1, 000 words. Go see your family doc or a dermatologist.

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Took ibuprofen now my temp is norma for 3 days now, but now facial rash&scalp also, red itchy spots on palms of hands & soles of feet. What do I do?

Took ibuprofen now my temp is norma for 3 days now, but now facial rash&scalp also, red itchy spots on palms of hands & soles of feet. What do I do?

Allergic reaction: If the rash appeared after taking Ibuprofen and not before, then it can be an allergic reaction to it. Some people develop hives from such medications called nsaids. You may need to take an antihistamine to help you with the rash but I would avoid all nsaids, until you are evaluated by a doctor. If you need to take something for a fever, from now on take Acetaminophen instead.

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I have one little red circle in the palm of my hand that apeared this morning. What might this be?

I have one little red circle in the palm of my hand that apeared this morning. What might this be?

Plan: Difficult to make any decisions not seeing your spot. But you can try to apply bacitracin over the counter medicine or iodine once or2 times a day. Good luck.

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What is these tiny red spots on the palms of my hands?

What is these tiny red spots on the palms of my hands?

See your doctor: Your doctor will have to examine your skin personally to make the correct diagnosis.