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Left Palm burning sensation

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 22, 2007
  • 07:46 PM

Only in the mornings for about an hour or two, my left palm burns. It feels like I put my palm on a hot stove. The skin is very tender. No discoloration. I matched it up to my right hand and they are identical.

Right now running cold water on it soothes, but as soon as I take my hand out of the water, it starts up again. Eventually it just fades away on its own.

What is this? Anyone else experienced something like this? It is painful and annoying!!

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  • I have the same... kind of thing. It's more my palm, thumb, first and middle fingers on my left hand. Which kind of... sucks, being as I'm left handed. Anyway, I went to a few doctors, this is what they said for possibilities. In this order.1. Allergic reaction to shampoo/detergent/soap/lotion. This is ridiculous, on account of I use pH balanced things because I already KNOW I have allergies to regular person things of this nature. 2. "Oh, it's just an infection from a paper cut"... or not! 12 days of antibiotics and creams, not so much.3. (this one's my favorite) "You have a pinched nerve and/or carpal tunnel!" So I have to wear this stupid brace, which really, actually helps the thumb, but makes everything else hurt 10000x worse.The best thing I've found for this is aspirin. Yeah, it doesn't make it 100% better, and yeah it's still there for a bit longer, but I get this thing eeeeevery year at the same time, and after a month or two, it goes away.But if you do find out what it is, let me know. I'd love to ACTUALLY know, instead of being all "yeah, i have mystery hand disease. it's way cool."
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 9, 2007
    • 03:03 PM
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  • So weird! I am having this exact same issue. Did you ever figure out what it was? I am reading about all kinds of weird things that it could be, but have no idea where it is coming from. Please help!
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  • Yep, me too. Today in fact. It feels like I have burned myself, but I haven't. It lasts for about three hours (sometimes longer), always in the morning, always on my left palm. Cooling the hand only works temporarily. WebMD and similar resources say it could be anything from the common cold to multiple sclerosis (very helpful). My friends tell me it is dehydration (whole body rather than just dryness of the skin; moisturizers have no effect in my experience). Of course, my friends aren't doctors. If it helps, I handled serrano peppers last night, but I have had it occur many times before without having handled peppers. If anyone finds an answer to this, I'd appreciate it if he or she shared. :D Ben Existing conditions:*Gout*Heart arhythmia*Smart mouth (incurable)
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  • I just had the same sensation for the first time today, i handled jalapenos about 16-20 hours ago, but since then have washed my hands numerous times and showered with the same soap and shampoo i always use, its very painful and the only cure that seems to do anything is rinsing it with cold water
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 7, 2010
    • 08:22 PM
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  • Surfer,Maybe peppers are our issue. I think I'll try to cook something spicy this weekend and see what happens. Maybe I have an allergy. I guess I could try splashing milk on it too. My doctor seems to think it's no big deal.
    redrayvn 2 Replies
    • December 10, 2010
    • 09:22 PM
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  • My left palm has been burning for two days now. Feels like I rubbed hot peppers on it. The only thing that helps is when I run cold water over it
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  • Yep. It's the peppers! Cleaned and seeded a big batch of Jalapeños last night, holding them in my left hand. My left palm has been burning off and on for about 8 hours, though it did not burn last night. Weird. Thanks for sharing, you guys! I was stumped :)
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • February 13, 2016
    • 04:38 AM
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  • Crazy, I was looking this up because my left hand started burning in the middle of the night then off and on this afternoon i could hardly drive home with this hand. Saw this anout peppers and just made salsa last night. Of course held the jalapeno peppers down with left hand and cut with right. Thought I was officially diabetic and neuropathy was starting. Now i think its the peppers. They were spicier than normal.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • September 14, 2016
    • 03:02 AM
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  • no. not hot peppers...for myself its been happening for the last couple of years, a couple times a month..I can,t even make a fist..it defineitly has to do with a nerve problem
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 2, 2017
    • 02:35 AM
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  • I do.The same hand same feeling its very irritating
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  • I recently started having the same problem, I recently went to the ER for something else and told the nurse, and she said it could be an active ingredient in toothpaste many people are allergic too, called PEG, and Sodium-Laurel-Sulfate. She also said not to use scented Fabric Softener sheets, as these have alot of unhealthy toxic chemicals in them and to use "wool balls" insead to control static or sheets with no scents in them. I'm on day 2, my palms still burn. Stinks. Trying Hydrocortisone creme, helps a bit, but can be expensive. I hope I don't have diabetes or nerve damage. So back to Doctor when I get enough money for my co-pay.
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