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WHY ARE MY HANDS ALWAYS RED

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seems like I have poor circulation from my hands. if I hold my hands above my head the red will go away
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Gloria K replied 9 years ago.
HiCustomer thanks for using Just Answer for your question. My name's XXXXX XXXXX I'm online now to help.

1. How old are you?

2. Any medical conditions or diseases?

3. Are you on any medication?

4. How long have you had this symptom?

5. Any numbness or tingling, or feeling of cold in your hands also?

Write me back with your answers, I'd be glad to help. Thanks, Gloria
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Gloria K's Post: 1. 36 years old
2. no
3. no
4. a few years
5. cold hands wake up at night with numbness often
Expert:  Gloria K replied 9 years ago.
Do your hands ever turn blue or white, before you notice that they become red?

How often do you notice red hands?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Gloria K's Post: my hands never turn blue or white, they are red almost all the time, the redness stops right at my wrists
Expert:  Gloria K replied 9 years ago.
Usually, if you have poor circulation, your hands would not be red.

Just a few final questions:

1. What kind of work do you do?

2. Do you have asthma, allergies, or hay fever?

3. Are your hands also dry and itchy?

Thanks, Gloria
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Gloria K's Post: 1. locksmith
2. no
3. dry sometimes not itchy

it definetly has to do with blood cause when I hold my hands above my head they turn normal color
Expert:  Gloria K replied 9 years ago.
Do you drink a lot of alcohol?

Any problems with your liver, or family history of liver problems?

Have you had bloodwork done recently?