Itchy Palms

A few days ago the pad furtherest (I know, probably not a word) away from my thumb, on my lower left palm was itching when I woke up. I scratched at it on and off all day. My husband said I might have touched something that I was allergic to but I am not allergic to anything (at least not by contact) that I know of. I washed my hands good and took some Benadryl. Later that day the the other palm, same area, started but wasn't as bad as the left. This has continued for about 3 days now. I have tried anti itch ointments, more Benadryl, lotion but nothing works. There is nothing on my palms, such as bumps, spots, hives or discoloration, they just itch. Has anyone had anything similar that was related to their MS? I know, ask my doctor. I plan on doing just that on April 18th, when I see the MS neurologist. If it gets more aggressive with the itchiness I will call my Primary doctor.

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  • Morllyn

    Any new foods, hygiene stuff or meds?

    Did u try cortisone cream already? Oral Benadryl or Zyrtec?

    Ice can be effective in breaking the itch cycle.

    Sometimes scratching can release histamine and cause further itching. Try not if you are able to cont. scratching.

    I've read that itching can be a symptom of MS?

  • No new anything. Tried cortisone cream, Benadryl and I take two allergy pills each day (1 in the morning 1 in the evening) as prescribed by a doctor already. And I stopped scratching yesterday.

  • I had palm itching when I was on Aubagio for 1 month. Dr said it was side effect and took me off Aubagio until my rash went away.

  • Thank you but, I am not on any MS drugs.

  • I've had 'excruciating' itching off and on since last July, Morllyn. My family doc and neuro originally thought it was a drug allergy. I went off EVERYTHING a couple weeks apart. Itching continued. Reintroduced drugs one by one. First round of itching continued, but at various degrees. Primarily on forearms. Occasionally on the tops of my thighs. No rash, etc. I was near tears a number of days. Couldn't focus on anything but trying to ignore the itching and not scratch. Switched soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. with no relief. Tried cortisone cream and numerous topical relief. Benadryl (pill) helped minimally. I increased my gabapentin (with doc's ok), and that helped. Haven't itched in a couple of weeks now. ๐Ÿ˜Š My neuro said she doubted it was MS related, but I felt it had to be-every allergic reaction had been addressed without relief. I asked the guest neurologist today. You can read his answer. An aside: I developed an allergic reaction to Cipro after taking it without any problem for years. Started with itching on the soles of my feet and the palms of my hands. The itching stopped after stopping Cipro. I hope your itching is gone for good.

  • Glad you found relief for yours, mine is still here.

    I got a bad infection in both plural cavities, back in 2014 (it was MRSA). I was in the hospital for over 2 weeks. They had me on multiple IV antibiotics, one of which was Vancomycin. After being on it for over a week I broke out in a rash all over my body and my skin started peeling like I had a sunburn. It itched like heck. They figured out that I had become allergic to the Vancomycin and had to stop it. I thought that I would go crazy.

    This is not that bad but odd that it is just in those two spots. None of the creams or medications help at all.

  • Morllyn ive seen red man syndrome with Vancouver before. Very dramatic! No fun ๐Ÿ™

  • Oh my autocuorrect changed vanco to Vancouver ๐Ÿ˜œ

  • ๐Ÿ˜† I thought that is what happened.

  • You've been through the wringer, haven't you? I'm sorry you're still itching. I hope and pray it stops and you figure out the trigger, whatever it is. I never want to itch like that again! ๐Ÿ’•

  • Morllyn Have you tried pure Aloe? It's really good for itching.๐ŸŒ 

  • Yes, does not help.

  • i have ms and have had itchy palms as well i think it might just be a side effect to the meds though not sure

  • I am not on any disease modifying drugs but I am on Lyrica and Baclofen. I have used Baclofen many times but the Lyrica was only started a couple of months ago. I will see what I can find on it.Thank you.

  • Just in the past month I had a couple bouts a very itchy palms. I wondered if it was part of my MS but I really can't say for sure. I also have some other skin problems mostly on my feet one of which is a bout of psoriasis which has been very itchy lately and for which I do have topicals but not sure they're working right now. I also had a very dry winter so itchy palms may have had to do with the weather and dryness ;so really hard to say. But for the past maybe week my palms have not been itchy. Sometimes when I start to itch an area it gets worse so when the secret is to try not to scratch,but that is sometimes very difficult!

  • I think that psoriasis is thought to be an autoimmune disease, as is MS. From what I have heard and read if you have one autoimmune disease you could be more susceptible to others. MS may does not cause your psoriasis you just may be genetically susceptible to both.

    Then again you may be right, a dry winter can definitely cause dry itchy skin. ๐ŸŒฌโ„๏ธ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • How strange! I've had an itchy palm for 2-3 days, once the skin turned into bumps, the itching stop. Normally I don't relieve itches, but this started when I was asleep this past week.

    Hope you're feeling better!

  • I have itchy palms and the soles of my feet on and off. Thankfully it is not constant as it is so annoying. Usually hits me in bed, so changed detergent, but that didn't help. I am SO sorry you are going through this and hope you find relief. Love, Kelly

  • I just got over a bout of itchy palms, mostly on my right pinky side. It lasted a few days. Not an allergic reaction in my case. I have been told it is most likely "itchy nerves." The nerve endings are not getting the right message from your brain. That's why when I itch, it doesn't relieve at all. And the itchiness is weird, it's feels like it's deep in my palm rather than the surface of the skin.

    I am no longer on MS medication. Went off of it >1yr ago.

    hope this helps a little. look up on Google scholar "itchy nerves." Not


  • Hi Morllyn. I am just getting up, I hope you have found relief from your itchy palms, with ms there is always some weird symptom to get our attention. One thing for sure, having ms, how ever painful ๐Ÿ˜– and sometimes distressing, it sure isn't boring, it keeps you on your toes, sometimes literally. Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ . Anyway my mum always used to say ' if your palms are itching, right to receive, left to leave' money that is . Hope you have a better night, blessings Jimeka

  • I did jimeka , thank you. The itching stopped last night and has not returned this morning.

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