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What Causes Purple Hands Feet
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
See a neurologist: A lot more info. Is needed. See a neurologist. ...Read more
What causes itchy,hard,little reddish purple spots in the palm of my hands and under the soles of my feet?
I have red spots in the palm of my hands and soles of my feet that are now purple and itchy. What causes this?
New: if this is something new and recent, you may have hand foot and mouth disease ...Read more
What would cause a rash on the top of hands/feet/elbows after spending time in the sun? The rash on my feet was turning purplish/itchy/raised.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal in newborns: Newborns will have purle hands and feet and around the mouth can be a little purple. Truly purple lips and mouth need to be evaluated. Acrocyanosis is the technical name ofr the purple hands and feet and it improves with time. ...Read more
Pretty normal: Older children and adults control their temperature if they are cold or ill by decreasing circulation to the hands, feet and area around the mouth, reducing heat loss and causing these areas to look bluish. Normal infants and toddlers can have this reaction at random times unrelated to temperature. If a child is blue all over, or has breathing problems or fainting, more evaluation is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers