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What Causes Itching On The Hands In An Elderly Person?

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Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Question: for some weeks now I have had itchy veins on my hands. It is not too bad in day but disturb my sleep. I have tried a steroid cream but this has not made much difference. I am a woman of 72.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Antihistaminic and moisturising cream

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
I have gone through your complaints.
I would recommend you to take antihistaminic like tablet chlorpheniramine maleate 4 mg twice daily along with application of a moisturising cream containing white soft paraffin on the entire hands 2-3 times in a day for 2 weeks.
These should help in resolving your itching.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (4 hours later)
thank you, Dr. Asmeet.

I forgot to say that my veins are also quite swollen, especially in my right hand.

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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome!!

Detailed Answer:
Welcome!!
Swollen veins can occur with age and sometimes appear swollen due to thinning of skin with age.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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What Causes Itching On The Hands In An Elderly Person?

Brief Answer: Antihistaminic and moisturising cream Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic I have gone through your complaints. I would recommend you to take antihistaminic like tablet chlorpheniramine maleate 4 mg twice daily along with application of a moisturising cream containing white soft paraffin on the entire hands 2-3 times in a day for 2 weeks. These should help in resolving your itching. Regards Dr Asmeet