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Angel
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Hi Everyone

Can anyone please explain the cause of itchy palms, my palms have itched terrbile for the last few days, it is driving me nuts. I have not changed soaps or creams etc, is there anyway I can make it stop.

Love Angel xxx

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Anahata
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RE: Itchy Palms

More info may help for ideas on that one!

Is it worse in bed at night or any particular time of day?

Does doing anything in particlar aggravate it?

Do you smoke, etc.

From what you said so far - does sound most likley to be a contactant type allergic reaction. It's more obvious if they was something that you changed recently, but it's quite possible to become allergic to something you've used all your life.

You'll find stuff on allergies on these NAET web sites.

Other lossibilities include:- Carpal tunnel syndrome - there's a current thread on that on HP. Compression of sensory nerves can give an altered sensation (parasthesia), such as itchiness, hot, cold, numbess, hypersensitivity, etc. [:@]

You can email if having no luck cos further questions would get more personal.

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Angel
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RE: Itchy Palms

Hi Anahata

Thank you for the reply sweetie.

This itching is only on my hands, t started on my palms but it has moved to my fingers now too. I have not eaten or changed anything at all, I have wracked the ole brain over this and not come up with any new comings in my life, unless I have developed an alergy to something I have used for a long time.

The itching comes and goes, night times are the worst. Cold water seems to stop it, but I can't keep my hands in cold water all the time. I haven't tried any creams or lotions yet, for the fear that it will make it worse.

I think I may just pop to the docs and see if she can come up with anything.

Love Angel xxx

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kemana
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RE: Itchy Palms

Hi
On a lighter not here when I was young My parents said there was an old saying. If the Left hand was itching you can expect to be given some money, if the right hand was itching you would have to expect to give or have it taken away. If both hands ??

Kemana

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RE: Itchy Palms

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ORIGINAL: Anahata

[My mother and grandmother both suffered terribly from itchy palms and they had terible Chillblains.
It is the shock from going from cold to hot to quickly!!! Good luck

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Mystic2003
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RE: Itchy Palms

Hi Angel

My friend suffers from something similar coming out of the cold then going into a warm place with heating, have you tried Hemp hand cream from Body Shop it seems to work for her! I think it is around £8

Good luck

Warm Wishes
Sue

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vortex
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RE: Itchy Palms

Email me if you get itchy feet and itchy head No Joke

love brent

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Neko
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RE: Itchy Palms

Certainly sounds like chilblains to me. Its been a mild winter and damper so that could be why it has afflicted you. You need to keep your hands warm rather than soaking them in cold water. Before going outside, soak hands in warm water for several minutes to warm hands through then dry thoroughly. Years ago I used cream when I had chilblains on my feet, but I think these creams have steroids in them. If you want to try a natural remedy, you could try massaging your hands - Add 5 drops Geranium oil, 1 drop Black Pepper, 2 drops Rosemary oil to carrier oil and massage the affected areas.

Since you are not sure though - trip to the GP will put your mind at ease.

Get well soon

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Robyn
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RE: Itchy Palms

Hi Angle,

Me to! It's driving me crazy! Like you I have changed nothing so I am at a loss as to what it could be. It seems to be the half of the palm that is closest to the thumb and slowly moving up the index finger for me. Like you it comes and goes but at the moment it has gone crazy, and recently my feet have started as well!

I don't know if it the same for you but if I have been in the bath for a long time or go swimming then my hands don't just shrivel up the palms seem to blister and actually hurt!!!

There isn't even anything much to look at, you would think that you would have a rash or something to show the Dr but nothing!

If you find anything to help please post it here because like you it's driving me MAD!!! likewise if I find a cure or something to help I will let you know

Luv Robyn X

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Angel
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RE: Itchy Palms

Hi Robyn

It's terrible isn't it. I never found a cure to mine, but I have put it down to 2 things, over Christmas, I was pretty stressed out over something personal in my life and now that has eased off so has the itchy palms.

Secondly, I am a Reiki 2 and was recently attuned when my palms started to itch, now when they itch, I just start to do a Reiki treatment on myself and my palms soon stop itching.

When I put my palms in water they would stop itching, strangely enough.

I hope yours clear up soon for you.

Love Angel xxx

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RE: Itchy Palms

You may have Diabetes. If your palms itch like crazy at times especially at certain times - you may have diabetes Type II. I too was puzzled with the same problem. I went for a physical. I am not even overweight and I found I had diabetes. Funny thing I had none of teh usual symptoms, just itchy palms and soles of the feet (and my feet are very clean), Dr. told me the itching was caused by nerve disruptions caused by an onset of high blood sugar levels. You sould go for a blood and urine test and test for everything including blood sugar. 70 to 100 you are ok Over 120 to 190 Diabetes II Over that - you need to see a doctor fast.

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LoveOfBoxers
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RE: Itchy Palms

Hello Everyone,

I have suddenly been afflicted with itchy palms. It is the most bizarre thing, the center of my palms itch and the bottoms of my feet. In addition, occasionally, an itchy patch will pop up... I'll scratch and then it goes away. The first incident was a couple of weeks ago. The itching was insufferable. I went to the doctor and he thought it was most likely a chemical allergy (I had been painting the day before)or "stress". The symptoms have subsided, moderately; however, I still have itchy palms and feet. I am otherwise in good health; workout regularly, and have a somewhat balanced diet. I am female of 44 years of age. Any insight to this annoying condition is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Misspiggy
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itchy palms

hey all, just returned from a year in australia only to get the most itchy palms and fingers ever! my knuckles have even swollen up and it feels like the actual bones in my hands are itching inside and i cannt scratch them. i can only concur that it is the switch from warm weather to cold that is the cause - its driving me crazy!!!

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I was being driven mad by itchy palms, and visited a pharmacy and he told me it was athletes foot. So as soon as they were treated it soon dissapeared.
This was before I did reflexology and I didnt have it on my feet...so not sure how I picked it up

Love Orchid c

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uscgmom
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Itchy palms

I am new to this group and came upon it when I put in "itchy palms" in the search engine. I, too, have been having this problem for 2 years and have been to several allergists and had a ton of blood tests run with no answers. I am wondering if those of you who have this problem are females in your 40's. (I am!) My thoughts are that maybe this is associated with the onset of menopause in some women. Believe me, I am grasping at any straw to try to come up with an answer to this maddening itching. For me, it started in my palms, moved to my wrists, neck, scalp, face and now appears in splotches in different places on my body at times. The palm itching and swelling is almost constant and much worse at night but feels better under cold water. I am desperate now for answers that the doctors can't seem to give me. Can anyone relate or provide some ideas on what this could be or, better yet, what can relieve it, for me?

Thanks for reading all this!

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megan513
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Same Problem

Found this thread from a google search looking for itchy palms. This started around 4 days ago. Like others have said, it's a lot worse during the evening...to the extent that it does wake me up. At first I thought I was possibly getting poison ivy so I bought some aveeno cream for that...didn't really help. My feet itch off and on but I can live with that...its the palms driving me crazy at this point. Hearing that some of you have had this for an extended period of time really scares me. Does it come and go or is this a constant thing? I have no visible rashes just wish it would go away. Any other input would be greatly appreciated.....

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2bCurious
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B6 Maybe

Ok so my toddler has had itchy palms every morning for about a week. Started with his right palm and now is both. He has taken to rubbing his palms each morning on my husbands stubble on his face. LOL. Anyway started researching online. This is what I conclude.

He has an overabundance of B6 in his body. My mother has the same thing, and will hallucinate if she takes a b suppliment.

So I started giving my 2 1/2 year old a multi vitamin about a week ago, and the itchy palms started.

On web md when you go through the symptoms it says a possible diagnosis is Peripheral nuropathy.

When you google Vitamin Toxicity symptoms, B6 has that same symptom listed.

When I google the RDA for B6 I find 1.3mg daily for an adult, and the multi that I have been giving my son has 2mgs in it.

I can only assume that his body doesn't need the extra b6.

This may be an explanation for the itchy palms with out rash or bug bite or other visible cause.

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Just a thought, but if I take any type of Ibuprofen medication, my palms itch like crazy. Then all the skin peels off my hands, starting around the fingers and then down the palms. My GP says it is most unusual but the manufacurer does declare this reaction on the leaflet under allergic reactions.

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Angelica
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Itchy Palms!!

I was being driven mad by itchy palms, and visited a pharmacy and he told me it was athletes foot. So as soon as they were treated it soon dissapeared.
This was before I did reflexology and I didnt have it on my feet...so not sure how I picked it up

Love Orchid c

Amazing came onto this thread ten minutes ago after keying 'itchy palms' into google and I possibly have the answer already!

It started last week driving me mad just itching in the middle of my palms (no rash) then a little soreness on my little finger followed, with a slight rash!

As soon as I saw your post i realised what it could be! I joined the gym last week! using sweaty grips on the machines also possibly a reaction to the metal, but it all fits! As i have never had it before to my knowledge then using these grips on the machines, that is the most likely thing!

Hail to the power of the internet!

🙂 Angelica xxx

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ernie87
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Hello there.

I woke up today with extremely itchy palms and bottoms of my feet. I had horrible hives yesterday from a soap a discovered I am allergic to, but those have mostly dissapeared(only about 2 or 3 left) and my hands and feet only itch when they come into contact with something(anything, so my feet itch when I walk). I can't seem to figure out why this is still happening because it has been at least 12 hours since the hives breakout, so I don't think it could still be an allergic reaction, could it?:confused:

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vtc
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"Email me if you get itchy feet and itchy head No Joke - love brent"

New to this site, found by googling itchy palms, feet and head ... can you contact me and tell me what this is about?

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kelter
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same itchiness..pls. help..

Hi, just started googling itchy hands and feet and was surprised and scared at the same time to get so many quotes about it. I would really appreciate any feedback or medical answers for these itchiness. It just started yesterday for me and I really thought it came from a Chinese liniment I tried for my stomach since I thought I again had indigestion. It wasn't long that my right palm started itching and then again the soles of my feet. It was very annoying when it went on for about two-three hrs. I said to myself, please don't let this be a symptom of something bad. I will be 42 and right now, am so stressed with my Mother's emotional distress due to her mourning for the loss of my Dad about 9 mos. ago and a problematic nephew of mine who lives with her. I just went with her to her OB gyn for her long overdue check up and I too have not gone back to my OB knowing I have to show her my ultrasound with cysts in my ovaries and a request for an ultrasound for my breast for some shady thing they have seen after my mammo. This could be stress or brought about by this 40's thing I may be having but I am really scared because I don't want to get sick.As I was registering, my feet started itching so badly for 20 min. and now it's gone. I am mentally tortured at the same time because I did get across stuff about liver disease that may have itching as a symptom but it was not complete and were just letters from people like us. To any Doctor or specialist out there, please help!!I have a very loving husband and two young girls that I want to be here for until they too are mothers and I want to be well. Life is just too precious..I have tons of problems with my Mom and being the only child (out of 5) of hers working right now for stuff and problems my Dad left us.. I need to be well. Prayers for all Moms please and medical advice for this unusual occurence of itching of the palms and feet without sores or bites or procedures and lotions...nada. ???first time to have such a weird "thing"............Godbless:-}

I am new to this group and came upon it when I put in "itchy palms" in the search engine. I, too, have been having this problem for 2 years and have been to several allergists and had a ton of blood tests run with no answers. I am wondering if those of you who have this problem are females in your 40's. (I am!) My thoughts are that maybe this is associated with the onset of menopause in some women. Believe me, I am grasping at any straw to try to come up with an answer to this maddening itching. For me, it started in my palms, moved to my wrists, neck, scalp, face and now appears in splotches in different places on my body at times. The palm itching and swelling is almost constant and much worse at night but feels better under cold water. I am desperate now for answers that the doctors can't seem to give me. Can anyone relate or provide some ideas on what this could be or, better yet, what can relieve it, for me?

Thanks for reading all this!

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kelter
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Hi, am a newbie too and it's only actually my third day to experience this itchy hands and feet thingy. I am so annoyed and watching dvd's with my family gets my mind off it but now I feel some kind of heartburn with it. I wanted to ask if you had any luck with your itching troubles or have gotten any advice or info re: this. I am pretty scared because I am praying it's not a symptom of anything bad. I know it cannot be just anything. I am hoping it will just go away but at the same time I want to know why I am having it. I am from Asia and we don't get those super cold weathers that you have so I know it's not that. I even think it is connected to our repro system...I am really desperate to get answers. I will be going to my OB-gyn soon for routine check-up but am afraid she can't really help if I can't give her more info on this unusual symptom, if it is indeed a symptom of something. If there's anything..keep on posting...Thanks for reading. God bless us Moms.

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Hi everybody

I live in the north of England. I get the impression that most of you are from USA. I therefore think that allergies relating to environment are not relevant as we have very different climates and plants.

I have had progressively itchy palms for the last 4 to 5 days and the only thing that I can think of that has changes in that time is my taking St John's Wort. We have been having a very wet and gloomy summer and I find that a short course of SJW helps keep me 'up'. I started taking one tablet a day about 2 weeks ago and upped it to 2 a week ago.

Has anyone else been using SJW? or some other serotonin inhibitor? I have stopped taking them today and am hoping that this is the answer. If it is I'll come back and let you know.

Hope we find an answer!

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Hi again

Last night, I noticed that I had a tiny spot of eczema on the heel of my left hand. I checked over both my hands under a strong light and found two more areas on the fingers of my left hand. I think this might have been why my palms have been itching. The only new contact irritant I can think of is a change of washing powder, and my left hand comes into contact with wet clothes as I peg them out with my right hand. Hoping for a doctor's appointment today.

I'll keep you posted.

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Hi, I found this site when i googled itchie palms. Yesterday My palms started itching really bad in the afternoon, then it spread to between my fingers, the backs of my hands and feet. In search of relief I ran across lots of references to athletes foot. I remembered putting on a pair of sandels a few weeks ago and experinceing mild athletes foot, These sandels had been in the back of my warm car since then and I put them on yesterday morning. I think they had a terrrible Athletes foot fungus bloom on them. Any way I found lots of remadys for Athletes foot. Hydrogen perioxide, vinager, antibiotic ointment, and tea tree oil where all mentioned. Since I had all of these on hand , I decided to try them all, first soaked my hands and feet in vinager for a few minutes, then Hydrogen peroxide, then when they dried I applied anti bacterial ointment, then rub my hands and feet with tea tree oil, In 3 hours the itching was 90% gone, today( 20 hours later) it is 95% gone, mainly some mild tingling on the skin. May have been overkill, but it worked. Hope this helps some one.

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Hi, am a newbie too and it's only actually my third day to experience this itchy hands and feet thingy. I am so annoyed and watching dvd's with my family gets my mind off it but now I feel some kind of heartburn with it. I wanted to ask if you had any luck with your itching troubles or have gotten any advice or info re: this. I am pretty scared because I am praying it's not a symptom of anything bad. I know it cannot be just anything. I am hoping it will just go away but at the same time I want to know why I am having it. I am from Asia and we don't get those super cold weathers that you have so I know it's not that. I even think it is connected to our repro system...I am really desperate to get answers. I will be going to my OB-gyn soon for routine check-up but am afraid she can't really help if I can't give her more info on this unusual symptom, if it is indeed a symptom of something. If there's anything..keep on posting...Thanks for reading. God bless us Moms.

Hi Kelter,

Have you found out what is causing the itchy palms? I am curious to see if your Dr had any suggestions. I have not seen my Dr yet for mine. I am going crazy with it. It is not all the time, just pops up out of no where,as if it is a reaction to something. the only relief I get is when I run them under cool water. Warm water just makes them itch all the more. Anyone else got any ideas?

Going Crazy!!!

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I find it amazing that very few people know Itchy Palms are also a common symptom of thyroid issues and auto-immune disorders, like MS and Crohn's Disease. If there is a tingling associated, it could also be a Diabetes pre-cursor, and hormone issues are sometimes to blame. If you have been treated for skin issues with no relief, the above issues should be on the Doc's list next.
I have MS and one of my regular symptoms is the itching of my palms, which happens usually when I am tired or hot. Mostly my left will itch right in the arch of the palm under my thumb. This is no normal itching. Scratching the skin only irritates the skin, because the itch feels like it is in the muscle. Trying to scratch at it makes it worsespread and swells the area.
I have found some relief from the itching with cold things, a bag of ice or cold water. MS does not like heat, so some symptoms can be relieved with cold. Also, taking a Valium and meditation helps.

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I used to get up in the middle of the night because y hands and feet were so hot and itching. i'd go downstairs and get bags of frozen peas out of the freezer and put my hands and feet on them to relieve the itching. kept extra bags in the freezer specially.

Eventually through kinesiology I found my problem was a sensitivity to wheat.

Hope that helps - it doesn't have to be an autoimmune disease!

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Hi
an old celtic treatment for chillblains boil one large washed potato
in lightly salted water allow to cool and with some cotton dab the
affected area worked wonders for me.

Late starter
one day at a time

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