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Sharonvandee

Burning Stinging Palms

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Thought I would ask if anyone else has had this happen to them. I did have it happen once a couple of months ago but I put it down to an allergy, which I am starting to think is not the case.

 

My hands are a little dry and change though out the day but the stinging/burning sensation is there almost all day and is starting to become annoying.

 

any thoughts appreciate


Kindest Regards

 

Sharon

 

Diagnosis Scleroderma-crest, Scolliosis, Asthma, ILD, Plueral Fibrosis, GERD, Hiatus hernia, Anticardiolipin positive, ANA positive

 

a little bent and broken and almost beyond repair!

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Yes, I have had this symptom and annoyance is a good description. Check into our page on skin involvement in the section on itching. I am not a doctor, but it seems like this part of the normal progression of the disease. It does seem to be temporary. Depending on your own circumstances, it could be a longer or shorter time, however. My husband has lower back pain for which he uses a topical ibuprofen gel. I rub it in for him and my hands always feel better after - don't know if it is the ibuprofen, the gel itself or the stimulation from rubbing, but it works.


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Jefa

 

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i exfoliate my body and use a non-greasy moisturizing lotion and it helps me. When my palms itch on the left hand, that means im getting money, lol!! But it does it everytime for me.


Sam

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Since both hands are being affected I spose that means I am going to meet a stranger who has money hmmmm I wonder if he is handsome as well :P


Kindest Regards

 

Sharon

 

Diagnosis Scleroderma-crest, Scolliosis, Asthma, ILD, Plueral Fibrosis, GERD, Hiatus hernia, Anticardiolipin positive, ANA positive

 

a little bent and broken and almost beyond repair!

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Just be aware that burning, itching palms of the hands is also a signal to an allergic reaction to medication whether it be an antibiotic or some other med. Even if you've never be allgeric before, it becomes sudden if continued. This happened to me with tetracycline and omnisef; both drugs which I tolerated well before.


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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I was wondering about this as well, my hands burn all the time. Every now and then my whole body starts to burn. I have looked in the mirror during one of these episodes and I look like I have a sun burn, except it tends to be blotchy. I also tend to get cold, even though my skin is hot. I took my temperature once and it was 95 degrees. By the time it ends, 30 or 40 minutes later, I am exhausted. It is as you say, annoying, there are all these little things, and some big things, and very little you can do about them.

 

I liked the spoon analogy, you just go along organizing and rationing your spoons (units of energy) as best you can, sometimes you think you have 20 for the day, and then you find out you only have 3. Other days if you are lucky, you might get 25.


keep on smiling

 

crawler

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I might lean more towards an allergy. I've had sensitive skin my whole life. About 10 years ago I abandoned scented lotions all together. About a year ago my girlfriend had the yummiest smelling tangerine lotion so I gave it a try. Within 5 mins my hands were burning and I couldn't get it off fast enough.

 

What I've learned from my life time of allergies/skin issues is that they, like Scleroderma, can come and go. They are affected by stress, the food we eat, the weather, hormone changes, etc. When I got the results of my skin test I had 6 allergens - 3 were all the time and 3 were allergies provoked only by stress.

 

Try a basic moisturizing lotion or cream with no fragrances. If the burning goes away then it was caused by dryness. If not, well I'd look at getting only basic soaps or even detergents.

 

But that's my non-medical two cents,

peanut


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