Itching Palms

Causes of Itching Palms

Itching palms are often thought to be a sign of receiving money by some people.  I am not sure where this actually started but many people believe that they are going to get money when they begin to get itchy palms.  However, there are real reasons why someone would get itchy palms.  This can be annoying if it continues for a large amount of time.  Therefore, it is best to determine the cause so that you can find a way to get rid of it.


If you are beginning to notice itching palms you will want to first think about the soap you are using.  You should also consider make-up or detergents that have come into contact with your skin over the last few days.  This is especially true if you have changed any of the products that you have used in the last few weeks.  You may be allergic to something new that you are trying.  Your doctor is most likely going to ask you the same question so you are going to need to evaluate the products that your body has come into contact with.

Housewives may often get itching palms if they are touching garlic and vegetables on a regular basis.  If you are noticing that is happening on a regular basis, you are going to want to talk to your doctor.  Pay attention to what you have been touching.  You are going to want to let the doctor know so that he or she can determine what may be causing the reaction.  Until you can get to the doctor, you may want to wear gloves when you are working with the vegetables. You may also want to wear gloves when you are doing dishes and such to help keep it from getting any worse.


Itching palms may be an indication of an infection.  If you had a cut or open sore on your palm and it is itching, you may have an infection that you are going to need to have taken care of by a doctor.  You will want to keep any open sores or cuts covered when you are working around food or soiled areas.  You do not want to get an infection in the sore.  You will only be making things worse on yourself if you do.  Therefore, if you do have a sore or cut on your hand, you are going to want to keep it covered and clean at all times.  Keep an eye on it to make sure that it is not discharging any liquid.  You will want to make sure that the color is also good.  If you notice anything different, you are going to want to get a hold of your doctor.

Ringworm may cause itching palms.  If you have a child that participates in wrestling or martial arts, they may get ringworm from the mats that they come into contact with.  This is something that you are going to want to take seriously. You will need to address any concerns with coaches so that you can be sure that all equipment is disinfected. You will also want to talk to your child so that they can be sure to take the necessary precautions.  You should also notify the coach or instructor if your child has ringworm. This is going to help protect the other kids as well.

Itching palms may be nothing, but it could be something.  If you are noticing that your palms are itching on a regular basis and they are becoming dry, you are going to want to talk to your doctor to help determine what is going on.  You do not what to have to deal with it for ever and you do not want it to be something that can be passed to other people. You are going to want to find out the cause and a practical solution to help you deal with your itching palms.