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Itching palms, what is the cause?

Patient: My palms are itching so much. What is the problem and give me some suggestions?plz

 

 

Doctor: The most common cause of itchy palms is contact dermatitis. Exposure of irritant to the skin cause inflammation and edem a. Treatment involves identifying the irritant (eg. a new soap, wash, creams or gloves), washing the are with water and applying a corticosteroid cream to reduce the inflammation. The itching will subside in 1-2 weeks and no further treatment is required.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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