What Causes A Reddening Of The Palms Of The Hand And Of The Nails?


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Iris Phillips Profile
Iris Phillips answered
There are a lot of medical conditions that can be indicated by the condition of your hands and nails. For example, you could be suffering from something as serious as cirrhosis of the liver in some circumstances. This is due to the fact that blood circulation and maintenance is vastly affected when the liver can’t perform its normal function, and existing healthy tissue is replaced with damaged scar tissue because it can’t regenerate properly. Characterised in different stages, this condition is normally caused by consistent alcohol abuse, and you should consider rehab if you do believe that you have a drinking problem.

There are other suggestions, though - if it hurts when you apply pressure to it, it could be an indicator that you have some burns on your hands. In these scenarios, it might be worthwhile to go and get some medical attention in order to ensure that everything is OK.

You may want to look at some further symptoms by visiting websites such as www.netdoctor.co.uk, or you might want to go and see a real doctor in person if the problem is beginning to become a consistent occurrence. The last thing you want is to develop a long-term problem that could have been avoided with the right care.

It might not be anything, you won’t be sure until you go and find out more information. Nobody likes being ill, and it can be scary when you have a health problem that is beginning to concern you.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Nerve damage,,, Probably from the neck area !
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Causes of palmar erythema
• Established:
O Idiopathic
o Cirrhosis
o Chronic liver disease
o Excess alcohol consumption
o Pregnancy1
o Connective tissue disorders:
 Particularly rheumatoid arthritis
 Rarely sarcoidosis2,3
 Systemic lupus erythematosus4,5
o Thyrotoxicosis
o Polycythaemia
o Leukaemia
o Eczema and psoriasis
Aisha Profile
Aisha answered
There could be a number of reasons.
-Red palms are often found in patients with alcohol-induced cirrhosis and can be seen in patients with the primary biliary cirrhosis.
- Red palms and nails can occur in any chronic liver disease. The cause for the redness is not known, but it is speculated that it involves upset hormone metabolism or microcirculatory changes.
In women, palms of the hands and tips can become pink or red during pregnancy due to increased blood flow.
Sarah Profile
Sarah answered
Probably just a case a frost nip.  Be sure your hands are not turning white or blue this could be a sign of renards syndrome
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It is a sign of alcholism. Stop drinking and it will return to normal.

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