It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Skin Problems Message Board

Red Hands

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-25-2007, 04:43 PM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1
matt91 HB User
Red Hands

Hi, I have a problem with my hands. They turn red when they are down by my side, and when elevated, they return to my normal skin color. During the morning, it's not as bad, sometimes, it doesnt even happen. As the day goes on, my hands start to turn red when they are down. I do notice that they are more prone to do this during the winter months, not so much during spring or summer, and any time its warm or hot out. Im positive its not Reynauds, because my hands just turn red, not blue, and white, and purple. I can rule out cyanosis too, because my hands turn red, not blue. After I get out of the shower, they turn really red, and I usually shower with mild to hot temperatures of water. Im a pretty active person, I lift/work out regularly, but I do notice that they turn red when I work out as well. Im not overweight or anything either, Im 16, 5'8'', and 135lbs. Someone told me that it maybe because of high blood pressure. Currently, I do not know my blood pressure, so I couldnt be sure about that. I have in the past few days however, cut back on sodium, and Im eating more foods with potassium(to try and level out my blood pressure in the event I DO have high blood pressure). My hands also turn red when Im out with my girlfriend, with friends, or in public in general. Im not a nervous or worried or anxious person, so I dont beleive its stress. In actuality, Im most comfortable when Im with my girlfriend or friends, so I doubt I could be stressed somehow, but maybe subconciously? As you can tell, Im pretty desperate for an answer as to why my hands do this, and I would like some feedback on how to fix this problem as well.


Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
why hands get numb when walking Captainsmum Heart Disorders 2 10-13-2008 01:56 PM
HSV-2-Asymptomatic shedding--risk to hands? Pietra Herpes 0 03-16-2008 12:00 PM
Sporadic peeling hands and feet, starts in tiny circles peelinghands Skin Problems 7 08-14-2007 10:34 AM
red hands wesil Skin Problems 2 02-22-2007 10:39 AM
Hands and arm numbness, severe pain msmona Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 10 08-14-2006 06:35 PM
problem on hands?! ebaxter21 Skin Problems 2 08-26-2005 08:08 PM
cold hands bullun General Health 27 12-07-2004 11:44 AM
herpes from holding hands??? anna-bananna Herpes 12 09-30-2004 02:55 PM
cold red blotchy hands, skin! Jose17 Skin Problems 4 02-12-2003 02:08 PM
Pain,Numbness&Weakness of Hands&Wrists sorehands Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 12 01-04-2003 10:15 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:27 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!