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Sudden Itchy Palms
I been waking up with itchy palms and soles both with flat pink blotches its been on and off for 6 months and lasts about an hour.
Need evaluation: You definitely needs to see your gp for more eval. Try to go there when you have the pink blotches. Do you have them in any other location besides palms and soles? Certain things like allergy/urticaria; exposure to something affecting your palms/soles, etc- including secondary syphillis should be considered. The rash in syphillis usually stays there and not only for 1 hour.Go to see gp get checked. ...Read more
Inflammation: Hard to say what the problem is, but you may have a fungal infection of the hands, you may have a medication reaction and you may have other problems. Allergic reactions present this way. I would recommend you to be seen by your pcp and get appropriately evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be the cause of itchy palms? There is nothing visible on the surface, and washing or anti itch ointments do not alleviate it.
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 21 month old has itchy palms at night. What may be the cause and how do I treat it. She seems miserable at night. Thank YOU!
In addition to the: oral antihistamines (Benadryl) at night and topical 1% hydrocortisone cream, you can also try Aquaphor (more of an ointment) and if she'll keep them on, cotton gloves over that. Please talk to her pediatrician so that you can show him/her what the palms look like, if these treatments aren't helping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My both palms are itchy for the last few days. I never had allergies nor i used or ate any thing other than usual. Please help!?
Medication?: An allergic reaction to a medication will often be the cause of itching of the palms and/or soles. If there are no new medications, then i would try to control the symptom by using a non-sedating anti-histamine such as claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or zyrtec. If the symptom continues it might be time to see an allergist. ...Read more
Yesterday, i had itchy palms and skin and the situation got worst at night! i was not even able to sleep the previous day.Any advice?
Itchy palms: I'd suggest to avoid scrubbing or washing with soaps for the time being - they could irritate and dry out the skin more. Try some eucerin cream or if no improvement, a very mild Hydrocortisone cream. Try to think if you've had any new irritants to your hands -scented lotions or perfumes, gloves, washing them more often... And try to avoid any triggers. ...Read more