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Friday, May 6, 2016
Palms Turn Red When Walking
My palms turn red, (like a blushing color), when I walk, and my skin by my cuticles, (nailfolds), turns red also, when I walk. My hands throb slightly. If I raise my hands up, the redness goes away.
What type of specialist should I make an appointment with, and what kinds of tests will he do?
I showed my current doctor the redness, and he did not seem concerned, and said the redness was "blanchable erythema." But I am worried and want to find out what is causing this. Two family members had heart attacks. I want to find a specialist, since my doctor did not refer me to one.
Thank you for visiting NetWellness. A vascular medicine specialist might be able to help (not a vascular surgeon).
Jean E Starr, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University