Palmar Erythema Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is palmar erythema?

Palmar erythema is a skin condition causing redness on the palms of the hands, and occasionally the fingers. There are several possible causes. It can be idiopathic (no known cause), hereditary, seen during pregnancy, or it can be caused by certain medications. It can also be caused by a wide variety of underlying conditions, including but not limited to liver disease (i.e., cirrhosis), autoimmune disease, endocrine disease (such as thyroid disease or diabetes), and infection.

Symptoms of palmar erythema

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for palmar erythema

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose palmar erythema

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

Treatment for palmar erythema

Treatment mainly involves treating the underlying cause of the palmar erythema which may or may not lead to improvement of the redness.

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  • Red skin

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