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Itchy hands and feet

(7 Posts)
misspollysdolly Wed 17-Sep-08 14:40:26

I keep getting unbelivably itchy hands and feet, particularly when they are cold-ish in temperature (though not necessarily).

The itch is intense and almost painful but not relieved by any amount of scratching/rubbing. It's not unlike the sensation you get AFTER you've been stung by nettles - a deep tingling itch.

I have no rash, marks, lumps or bumps before or after scratching and I know it's not a skin problem per se. Am starting to get a bit worried and wondering sbout going to see my GP, though don't want to sound a bit pathetic!!

Does anyone else get this or have any suggestion of what it might be...?

misspollysdolly Wed 17-Sep-08 18:36:36


iMum Wed 17-Sep-08 18:43:46

Are you pregnant?

LackaDAISYcal Wed 17-Sep-08 19:01:27

could it be an allergic reaction to something you have eaten?

or liver problems can cuase itching due to a build up of bile satls under the skin.

If you've suffered this for ages, I would see your GP to make sure all is well.

misspollysdolly Wed 17-Sep-08 23:21:47

No, not pregnant. I've googled it and the liver problem associated with pregnancy keeps coming up (wasn't sure about liver problems outside pregnancy) as well as athlete's foot, which I know it is not.

Maybe I'll try and see my GP, just to see what he thinks after all...

zippitippitoes Wed 17-Sep-08 23:22:59

it sounds like a circualtyion problem

and or chilblains

zippitippitoes Wed 17-Sep-08 23:24:29

do you drive much

if its cold and you use the car heater on hands and feet or a fan heater underr your desk can exacerbate it

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