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What are some conditions that could cause my hands and feet to turn purple?

What are some conditions that could cause my hands and feet to turn purple?

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

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What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

Poor blood flow: Vascular diseases ex: raynauds can cause blue hands and feet with exposure to cold or emotional stress. Your condition is best diagnosed by a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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What causes itchy, hard, little reddish purple spots in the palm of my hands and under the soles of my feet?

What causes itchy, hard, little reddish purple spots in the palm of my hands and under the soles of my feet?

Seeing is helpful.: There are many conditions to consider, especially without the privilege of actually seeing the your condition. One of particular consideration would be dishydrotic dermatitis. This is more commonly known as pomppholyx. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Sun rash: Solar dermatitis, you are more sensitive or allergic to the sun. Limit exposure and use sunscreen with high SPF. If you are already using sunscreen of course you could be sensitive to it, consider changing to one used in children, hypo-allergenic ...Read more

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Why could my hands and feet be incredibly purple?

Why could my hands and feet be incredibly purple?

If you are in: Cold weather - this does happen to people with raynauds. Anytime, something is described as "intense" or excessive" - pays to have it checked out though. ...Read more

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Why does my 10 month hands and feet turn purple and cold?

Why does my 10 month hands and feet turn purple and cold?

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 more

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What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

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

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My 7 month old randomly gets purple hands and feet a lot. Is this normal?!?!

My 7 month old randomly gets purple hands and feet a lot. Is this normal?!?!

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 more

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My daughters hands and feet are purple but it isn't cold here what could be causing this? She 14 months old

My daughters hands and feet are purple but it isn't cold here what could be causing this? She 14 months old

Peripheral cyanosis: What is the color of her lips & tongue? Does she get shortness if breath with any effort? Please take your baby to your pediatrician to evaluate her heart, she also needs consult with pediatric cardiologist. Good luck & take care. ...Read more

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Why are my hands purple and feet are red and burning?

Why are my hands purple and feet are red and burning?

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

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If my 2yo daughter's hands and feet sometimes get purple, does this mean she has an asd or vsd?

If my 2yo daughter's hands and feet sometimes get purple, does this mean she has an asd or vsd?

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 more

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Even when I am really hot, my hands and feet are freezing. I go purple very often. Do I have bad circulation?

Even when I am really hot, my hands and feet are freezing. I go purple very often. Do I have bad circulation?

Raynauds: This is raynauds disease. See a rheumatologist for treatment options and also an evaluation to see if this could not related to any underlying diseases. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

2 possible reasons: One reason would be poor circulation from your veins. The second could be a problem with the thermostatic mechanism in the brain that regulates how you respond to temperature changes. This can be a raynaud's phenomenon or acrocyanosis. ...Read more

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My hands and feet are continuously red / purple when nervous or a drastic change of temperature I also exclusively sweat within those areas why?

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

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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?

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 more

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What is causing me to have severe trouble breathing and purple hands and feet?

What is causing me to have severe trouble breathing and purple hands and feet?

Heart or lungs: Bluish fingers and toes suggest either low oxygen from a lung problem, or poor circulation from a heart problem. Both can cause shortness of breath so please get a medical assessment. ...Read more

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What are the itchy purple patches under my soles of my feet and palm of my hands?

What are the itchy purple patches under my soles of my feet and palm of my hands?

Eczema?: Eczema would be my first guess (possibly with a secondary fungal infection). Unfortunately Donna to diagnose skin issues one must always see and feel the lesions. Can try treating with moisturizer several times a day along with mild steroid cream like cortisone combined with any OTC antifungal cream. If there in no improvement in 2 weeks time, please see your healthcare provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my hands, feet and sometimes face of my overweight spouse often turn red to purple?

Why do my hands, feet and sometimes face of my overweight spouse often turn red to purple?

Vascular: That means that blood vessels in the skin become dilated. The vascular bed (ciculation) is controlled by the autonomic (automatic) nervous system where the control mechanisms are in the lower brain. This depends on the efficiency of oxidative metabolism that is, in turn, affected by diet. If it fits your case, get rid of all the sugar and sweeeteners, diet drinks etc etc. ...Read more

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@ what age does DHA need 2 be introduced into child's diet? He is 4 months old. Also his feet & hands a little purple, is this bcause he is cold?

@ what age does DHA need 2 be introduced into child's diet? He is 4 months old. Also his feet & hands a little purple, is this bcause he is cold?

Unknown: Dha is an omega-3 fatty acid important for developing babies and children, so it is good to have some dha intake, either from breastmilk, formula, and/or foods. The problem is that it is not known how to tell if a baby has too little or too much dha, how much is needed, how much to give, nor how digestible or absorbable various dha brands are. Talking with a pediatrician can help with the details. ...Read more

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Have I got Raynauds? Hands and feet turn blue/purple when cold or when I don't move them for long periods of time. What can I do to help?

Have I got Raynauds? Hands and feet turn blue/purple when cold or when I don't move them for long periods of time. What can I do to help?

Consult vascular: Specialist and get appropriate work up. There is possibility of raynauds but young individuals can sometimes have hyper reactive blood vessels ...Read more

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I have Reynaud's. First cold pale hands/feet, then cold blue-ish purple, after a while hot red. Is the red part the circulation coming back?

I have Reynaud's. First cold pale hands/feet, then cold blue-ish purple, after a while hot red. Is the red part the circulation coming back?

Yes: Cold temperatures are a main cause of Raynaud's phenomenon, so cold weather can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, she can keep her hands, feet, face, and ears warm with well-insulated clothing. Gadgets such as heated gloves and heated socks from winter sports stores may help. Using portable heaters, pre-warming the car, keeping dry, etc..., are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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My feet are always red most of the time, and when I'm cold my arms turn purple and my hands. The upper side of my arms always have red dots too.?

My feet are always red most of the time, and when I'm cold my arms turn purple and my hands. The upper side of my arms always have red dots too.?

? Raynauds/? Burgers: It sounds like you are having some type of disease related to spasm of the wall of the arteries in your limbs and is restricting blood flow to those areas. This problem can be made worse by certain medications, smoking and cold exposure. You need to consult your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Purple/red hands and feet, look like corned beef and very cold. Feels lightheaded often especially when standing up, even when getting up Very Slowly.?

Purple/red hands and feet, look like corned beef and very cold. Feels lightheaded often especially when standing up, even when getting up Very Slowly.?

Sympathetic tone: Your symptoms may be due to a benign condition, or it could be the result of a serious underlying problem. Seek the advice of your doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hands, feet, tip of nose are always ice cold. Never changes color but nail beds are frequently purple. In bed @ night is the only time they are warm.?

Hands, feet, tip of nose are always ice cold. Never changes color but nail beds are frequently purple. In bed @ night is the only time they are warm.?

Ans: Well first you need to give a thorough history. Are you a smoker? Do you hydrate enough? There are many issues to explore best to see your doctor for a physical exam. Start with this ...Read more

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Even though I'm losing weight my legs swell badly and my feet turn purple. Recently the palms of my hands turned purple too. Worry?

Even though I'm losing weight my legs swell badly and my feet turn purple. Recently the palms of my hands turned purple too. Worry?

Need to see doctor: There are many reasons that legs may swell including kidney disease and heart failure. You really need to see a doctor and get an exam and some blood tests done to find the cause of swelling and purple hands and feet. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with strep 4/16. Purple Web like pattern on skin but not cold to touch, ant biting sensation on bottom of feet and palms of hands.?

Diagnosed with strep 4/16. Purple Web like pattern on skin but not cold to touch, ant biting sensation on bottom of feet and palms of hands.?

Get it checked: Out by your doctor as soon as you can for proper diagnosis and treatment. It is unusual to have purple discoloration and changes in sensation in your feet unless the infection is located in that area. It's also important to make sure you are on the correct antibiotic. ...Read more

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I'm getting tiny purple/red bumps on my hands and one on the bottom of my foot. They are very painful and my hands ache. No fluids in them either.?

I'm getting tiny purple/red bumps on my hands and one on the bottom of my foot. They are very painful and my hands ache. No fluids in them either.?

Hand-Foot-Condition.: This kind of condition is a dermatologists dream. The cause can be anything from diet to virus. The best chance of resolution is have your hands and feet examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have hypoglycemia due to HKPP is it possible to get diabetic neuropathy? Feet are always cold, purple tint, hands got numb, sometimes no symp in 50s

I have hypoglycemia due to HKPP is it possible to get diabetic neuropathy? Feet are always cold, purple tint, hands got numb, sometimes no symp in 50s

Hypoglycemia: If you have been diagnosed with hypoglycemia the cause must be found and management started.
If that is not happening see another doctor.
The smartest thing would be to see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What could be causing me these symptoms! My feet and hands get colder than normal, and most of time, I have like purple bruises in feet, legs, hands!

What could be causing me these symptoms! My feet and hands get colder than normal, and most of time, I have like purple bruises in feet, legs, hands!

Reynaud's: Your symptoms are suggestive of a condition called reynaud's which is caused by vascular spasm and reduced blood supply to your extremities. Where cold protection with gloves, scarf and hat. There are medications which can be helpful and some blood tests need to be done to ascertain the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why are my hands and feet always very cold and nearly purple and my toes on each foot beside the big toe feel very sore like bruised?

Why are my hands and feet always very cold and nearly purple and my toes on each foot beside the big toe feel very sore like bruised?

You might have: Something called raynauds. It is not serious but if you live where it is cold, then this condition caused especially fingertips, fingers and toes to turn bluish purple and sometimes even white. People who have it really bad will find it happens even when putting their hand in the freezer at home or in the grocery store. Verapamil sometimes helps but other meds might help more. ...Read more

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Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, I also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?

Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, I also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?

Need more informatio: Turning purple maybe acrocyanosis. This can be normal and physiologic. The swelling may be vascular but we need more information ...Read more

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Why is my RT hand & foot colder than my LT? My RT hand turns purple, I experience n/t in my RT hand & foot. I have vericose veins in my RT leg.

Why is my RT hand & foot colder than my LT? My RT hand turns purple, I experience n/t in my RT hand & foot. I have vericose veins in my RT leg.

See doctor: You might gave what is called Raynould phenomena, when the sympathetic system go over drive as respond to temperature, stress, weather, ETC. ... You need to see your doctor to be tested for that. Your varicose vein will not do that ...Read more