L.D. asks from Katy, TX on May 26, 2009
Allergy or Not?
Recently my hands and feet started to itch something fierce. I thought maybe it was an allergy to something, but it seems to be mostly at night (occasionally in the daytime). I have seen my regular dr., but they haven't been much help, only referring me to a dermatologist. I have done some research on the internet and there are some things that I've read regarding similar symptoms--from high blood pressure, to diabetes, to carpel tunnel syndrome. Just wondering if anyone out there has suffered anything similar or knows someone that has. I would welcome any help you can provide before I scratch myself to death. Thanks so much.
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C.M. answers from Houston on May 27, 2009
My dad had this itching but it was not just his hands and feet. He had a disease called PCV(poycythemia vera) He produced too many red blood cells. I also had itching a while back like you and took 1 benadryl morning and night. It helped and went away in about 1 week. Liver problems can also cause itching I have heard. Good luck.
J.T. answers from College Station on May 27, 2009
My son had something similar to that last summer but his was also red and cracked. We tried everything until a friend suggested t might be fungal so I put some of his brothers anti-fungal prescription diaper cream on it and it cleared up right away.
M.R. answers from Houston on May 27, 2009
I get excema breakouts on the palms of my hands and it itches worse at night, probably because I'm not doing anything to distract myself. If it is really bothering you I'd go to the dermatologist.
C.C. answers from San Antonio on May 27, 2009
I get it occassionaly and have no idea what it is. I do know that if I take one Benadryl it seems to ease the itch and helps me sleep. It usually happens right before I go to bed. Good luck.
L.A. answers from Houston on May 27, 2009
I had the same problem and by dumb luck figured out what it was - I am gluten intolerant. Once I removed gluten from my diet, the intense itching stopped. Hope this helps.
S.S. answers from San Antonio on May 27, 2009
My sister in law recently found out she had eczema which manifested itself with itching feet and hands. She also had some behind her knees before she went to see a doctor. It is treatable, however. Yeah!
It seems like you would have other symptoms if it were a straight allergy. Is there anything that only comes in contact with your feet and hands? If your start to see sores, especially in your mouth, go back to the doctor. In the meantime, it is probably something fairly easy to treat like a fungus or virus but since both might be transmittable, I recommend going to see that dermatologist. If you find one you really like, please let me know!
Good luck, L.!
B.M. answers from Houston on May 27, 2009
H. answers from San Antonio on May 27, 2009
the inside of my palm itches too alot , wonder what it is.
C.G. answers from Austin on May 27, 2009
I had this once, and it was an allergic reaction to the penecillin I was taking....
D.R. answers from Houston on May 27, 2009
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