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Red spots on hands: causes and treatments

by Alivia Nyhan
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The skin on the hands is constantly exposed, and this causes that, at times, it is the most affected by irritants, sudden changes in weather, infections, and other problems, which can cause lesions to appear.

There are many and varied causes for which red spots may appear on the hands, so if you want to know what they are and how to eliminate them (through medical and natural treatments), we invite you to read this article on FastlyHeal.

Why do red spots appear on the hands: causes

Different diseases cause hand rashes, some that affect only the hands and others that affect the skin in other places, including:


Fungal infection and bacterial infection (usually from a previously infected wound) can cause reddish spots to appear on the hand. It will be accompanied by burning, itching, and even inflammation in the area.


It is characterized by the appearance of a rash, usually on both hands. It usually causes burning and itching and can be of different types: atopic (allergy), contact (due to substances that permanently irritate the area, humidity or permanent use of gloves), dyshidrotic (blisters that later lead to redness and scales).

Scabies (scabies)

It is not necessary to suffer from extreme sanitary conditions or poor hygiene. It is an infection caused by a mite, which causes redness and itching in the interdigital space, wrists, and genitals.

The following article shows more details about scabies’ symptoms, causes, and treatment.


It is a skin disease that rarely affects only the hands, but it can present as well, even with nail injuries. In this case, the red spots usually remove pearly scales.


It is a rare disease in which the blood vessels become inflamed, appearing with red spots, pain, and even ulcers. There are many different types, but the most common type is Buerger’s disease which affects the hands. You may also have heart, brain, or abdominal symptoms. Significantly worse in cases of smoking.

Foot, hand, mouth disease

It usually occurs in children, they are reddish lesions in these areas, and a virus causes it.


They are nerve injuries in areas exposed to cold. Therefore, it is common for them to affect the hands. Red spots usually appear on the skin that itches or hurts a lot. They can also appear on the ears and feet.

Red spots on hands: medical treatment

It is always advisable to turn to a professional because it has been seen that self-diagnosis often delays adequate treatment. A doctor and even more so the specialist in dermatology will be the one who can determine with certainty what is causing the spots, and, when after the questions and examination that he must perform, he does not reach a conclusion, he may indicate to take a sample to know exactly what is the cause. According to the reason, the treatment to be followed will be:

  • For chilblains, the lesions will go away on their own if the area is kept warm and warm, but it may take 1 to 3 weeks to improve.
  • Eczema mainly requires that the conditions to which the hands are exposed be improved (avoiding allergens, and irritants, wearing cotton gloves under latex gloves, keeping hands as dry as possible, etc.)
  • In situations that require frequent hand washing, a glycerin sanitizer can be used in exchange for soap and water. In hospitals, depending on the exposure you have, you can wash your hands of this type every ten cleanings.
  • Soaps and moisturizers should be neutral and as chemicals as possible: white soap, glycerin soap, earth soap, coconut oil, olive oil, and almond oil.
  • Depending on the cause, topical medication may be indicated: corticosteroids, antibiotics, or antifungal creams. This will improve stains only if they are used when necessary. Placing a balm on an injury if not needed can worsen the condition.
  • The same happens with systemic medication: some of the causes of red spots on the hands may require that your doctor indicate drugs (antibiotics, immunosuppressants, retinoids, biological treatments, etc.), which will only help you when it is well-meant to solve your problem.
  • Very important: if you smoke, stop doing it. Your skin and your body are paying the consequences of this very toxic habit.

Consult your trusted doctor, especially if you suffer from other diseases that could weaken your immune system, as more severe complications may appear.

Home remedies for red spots on hands

You can use the following tips to treat red spots on your hands naturally:

  • Please wash your hands with a thyme or chamomile solution (make infusions with them and alternate them, one day, another day, another).
  • After washing, apply a natural moisturizer: coconut oil, olive oil, or almond oil.
  • You can drink herbal teas that help improve the skin (make the elimination of toxins more effectively and improve its moisture and appearance). Uses:
  1. Burdock: use the leaves as an infusion; make it with 20 grams in boiling water. Apply directly to the affected area, or drink 2 or 3 cups daily.
  2. Wild pansy: prepare an infusion in boiling water, placing 15 grams of leaves.
  3. Yarrow: make an infusion with 15-20 grams of yarrow leaves for each liter of water. You can drink several cups a day or apply it directly to the rash.
  • Apply medicinal herbs to the skin:
  1. Aloe vera is beneficial for treating irritations, inflammation, and burns. It can be applied directly or dissolved in hot water.
  2. Chamomile: it is a decongestant, anti-inflammatory, soothing tonic. It can be applied as enemas, steam, or boil, several times a day.
  • Seriously consider changing your diet: the toxins you ingest daily may be accumulating both in the skin and in the liver, kidneys, and colon, making it difficult for your body to work correctly, in this case, keeping the skin weak and prone to infections or not fulfilling its function of purifier and barrier. You must make your diet as natural as possible (raw fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, olive oil), leaving aside intoxicating substances (processed dyes, flavorings, dairy, meats, gluten, vegetable oils, white sugar, and salt). Take the test for 15 days, and you will see significant improvements.
  • Suppose you can add a colon, liver, and kidney cleansing. In that case, you will return to your body the possibility of self-healing: replacing diseased cells with healthy cells, providing nutrients, and setting all the mechanisms that make the bodywork properly.

This article is merely informative, at FastlyHeal .com we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any kind of condition or discomfort.

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