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the palms of my hands itch terribley, ice helps for a little while, then the itch returns wha could be the cause?

By Anonymous December 11, 2011 - 5:57am
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I have not used harsh cleaning products, not changed my soaps, have stopped taking the new vitimans, stopped all things that I have changed in the past couple of months, nothing seems to stop the itching. It wakes me up at night, so I get up, ice them, and as I stated before, it helps for a little while. I am 72 years old, and in fairly good health, I live in Michigan, and try to stay as active as possible. I have bad knees, and have had two cortizone injections at 3 months intervals, starting back in July the last set was in October.
The itching started almost two weeks ago, about Nov.30th.

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I had that problem and found out I was allergic to all darker colors of nail polish. I now only use the pale colors or a french manicure. As soon as I wear a little darker color it pops up that day. Use a cortizone
cream on it to soothe the inch. Mine are tiny, tiny bumps, but will get red and hurt. I only use Free n Clear soaps now, for my face and hands. You buy it at a good pharmacy. They make shampoo as well.
Stop using any hand soaps with fragrance, that will help also. Good Luck.

December 12, 2011 - 10:38am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Thanks for your suggestion about using cortizone cream, I will try it. I have my physical in a few days, and I will ask my doctor about the itching. I only use nail polish ever so often, my soap is Free & Clear. Thought maybe I had a reaction to new vitmains that I was using, so stopped those. Still itching.

December 13, 2011 - 12:22pm
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Hi Anonymous,

I think you asked this question earlier. I had asked if you ever had been checked by a doctor or for exzema?

Thanks, Missie

December 11, 2011 - 2:23pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

This was my first post about my itchy palms. Thanks for the suggestion about exzema, I about exzema.

December 13, 2011 - 8:50am
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