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Red palms

(5 Posts)
Zwitterion Sun 03-Jul-11 18:25:58

DD (18 months) has suddenly developed red palms. I've looked on NHS direct with no joy.

She is otherwise fine. Any ideas? TIA

RuthChan Sun 03-Jul-11 20:21:00

How red? Worryingly red? Sore looking red?

It might sound stupid, but has she been eating large quantities of anything red?
I used to get orange palms by eating large quantities of satsumas!

Zwitterion Sun 03-Jul-11 20:24:41

Well, funny you should say that but she does eat a lot of tomatoes. That really could explain it! I know people can go orange after eating lots of carrots.

They don't look sore, and they're not bright red, but definitely much more red than they were a week ago.

Thanks so much!

RuthChan Sun 03-Jul-11 20:30:09

I'm not saying that's the answer, but it might be possible.

I have just googled and found this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycopene

Look at the 'Adverse Effects' section.

Zwitterion Sun 03-Jul-11 20:32:47

Thanks Ruth, will keep an eye and check with HV too when I next see her.

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