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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
My daughters hands and feet are purple but it isn't cold here what could be causing this? She 14 months old
How serious is it that my hands and feet are almost always cold? Rarely do they turn a different color, like a purple tint.
Cold hands: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are probably too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live in up north. If it is very bothersome I would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. Read more
Not at all: Central cyanosis (blue all over) makes us worry about problems oxygenating the blood & could represent a lung problem or a shunt (extra connection) in the heart that might let blood cross from right to left & avoid the lungs. Peripheral cyanosis (blue hands, feet, lips, etc.) merely reflects sluggish blood flow through these peripheral capillaries. Very common in cold children, & not dangerous. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Even when I am really hot, my hands and feet are freezing. I go purple very often. Do I have bad circulation?
My hands and feet keep going really cold. And my feet and knees seem to go a really deep purple colour in places. Why is this? Thanks
Cold/purple hands/ft: Seek medical attention this week. Seems to fit Raynauds disease/phenomenon which is vasospasm in finger and toes related to cold or stress. Hyperactive response of the vessals. Is either primary of unknown cause or related to a underlying autoimmune disease, thyroid, lyme, carpel tunnel, MS. Worsened by caffeine and smoking, lo magnesium, drugs (like ADHD, b-blockers, bromoncriptine), repetitive work. Read more
I'm a 28 year old female. I get discomfort behind my knees and blue feet from sitting? My hands turn purple sometimes too. Is this ok?
My hands and feet are continuously red / purple when nervous or a drastic change of temperature I also exclusively sweat within those areas why?
Need more data: This can be a normal physiology. It can be related to your medications, underlying physical status. Without your age, medical background and medications this is best discussed with your own physicians. It could be related to your medical status and your psychologic status and these are the areas your physician will cover. Read more
My 1 yo just got over hfm disease 3 weeks ago, now has bouts of purple hands and feet with red blotches. Can this wait until her check up in 3 wks?
Get it checked?: Purple hands and feet I we do not know if the rash and blisters had resolved before this purple hnds ;feet appeared now or it was change over of the original rash and blisters. If the symptoms came after all had cleared up, than see your pediatrician otherwise wait till the check up in three weeks. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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