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Red spot on inside of palm during periods, warm to the touch, itching. Any suggestions?

I am 40 years old and I get a red spot on the inside of my palm every time I have my period. Did it for almost a year then stopped for a few months but has started back. I know it has to be hormone related and during the time it stopped was when I had stopped exercising routinely. It is warm to the touch and itches. Any suggestions?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Thanks for posting you query.

You are right hormone like estrogen can cause skin redness, rash or vein visibility. But red spot and itch associated with periods suggests Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis, which is due to allergy to progesterone hormone. It is diagnosed on the basis of cyclic presentation and a skin-prick test with intradermal progesterone.

You are advised to visit your doctor, once it is diagnosed then it can be managed with topical steroids and antihistamines.

Hope it helps.

Take care!
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