Itchy Palms: Common Causes and Treatment

Itching palms are maybe one of the worst nightmares we all once have. It is worsened by the fact that our palms have thousands and thousands of nerve endings all looking for stimuli and all super sensitive to anything it feels or touches. Having said this, itchy palms is the next level horror.

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Itching palms are maybe one of the worst nightmares we all once have. It is worsened by the fact that our palms have thousands and thousands of nerve endings all looking for stimuli and all super sensitive to anything it feels or touches. Having said this, itchy palms is the next level horror.

Itchy palms are such a nuisance to behold because you use your hands every single time. Therefore, itchy palms interfere with your sleep, your everyday activities and your whole life in general.

Itchy palms have a range of severity, starting from mild itching to intense itching. Whatever the range of your itchy palms, it might be associated with scaling, dryness, lesions, and so on and so forth.

What Causes Itchy Palms?

Below are some of the common causes of itchy palms and their treatments but are not limited to:


Psoriasis is a disease of the skin where you get thick red patchy skin on your soles, palms. The itch is quite extreme, and some patients might even develop some heart ailments from it due to the sensation that the itch gives them.


Eczema causes itchy palms in all of its types and forms. The symptoms of eczema severe itching on the palms and foreskin of your hands. It is caused by a lot of things like allergic reactions, chemical abrasions, and so on and so forth.

Dry Skin

Dry skin might be a mild term to behold as a skin condition but believe me, and it counts as one of the worst skin conditions of all time because at times it can be hard to cure. Therefore, it can be a consistent nuisance for a whole lifetime.

Your palms might be itchy because of dry skin, and even though the redness and inflammation are absent, it can still be very much intense in terms of the severity of itch. Dry skin is often times remedied by lotion or natural moisturizers like coconut oil, olive oil, and many more. Buy these types of natural products and slather them in your dry hands 2 to 3 times a day or whenever you feel that your hands are drying out again.


Another cause which renders itchy palms is called scabies. Scabies is just the worst because it is caused by insects and it does not even have to do with your hygiene or health. You just randomly pick it up from a place and then they invade your whole house. Defurigation and intense clean up is necessary because these insects are just everywhere. Scabies is a difficult skin issue to treat because it can take up to weeks before you can actually feel the symptoms and treat it. There is a relief for scabies, but unless you kill it with insecticide, it will live in your skin for a very long time. Please do not leave this untreated because it is very itchy; you cannot sit in a chair for a long time because you would have to scratch your butt endlessly and not to mention the itchy palms, they hurt and itch intensely all at the same time.

The Treatment

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is a known treatment for psoriasis and itchy palms. The main reason why cayenne pepper is a good agent in treating itchy palms is because of its compound called capsaicin. Capsaicin is a compound found in cayenne pepper that reduces the feeling of itchiness significantly. Today, you can buy creams and supplements with cayenne pepper on them. You can buy these creams in online stores and some drugstores. The cayenne pepper treatment products are quite effective in reducing the inflammation and itch of the palms and psoriasis.


Curiously, turmeric can be of great help for itchy palms and psoriasis. Turmeric has a compound called curcumin that is extremely pleasant and effective in treating the annoying symptoms and sensations itchy palms and psoriasis bring.

Do you know that some activities of our immune cells cause psoriasis and so thus worsen the symptoms of itchy palms? Yes, our own immune system can worsen the case of itchy palms. Turmeric’s curcumin compound helps reduce the activity of the immune cells. The reduction in the activity of the immune cells helps relieve the symptoms of itchy palms.

To use turmeric in treating itchy palms, mix a concoction of water and turmeric powder in a bowl. Try to achieve the consistency of a paste. Once you have arrived at a paste consistency, you brush out the concoction in your palms and gently spread it out in your palm and cover it with a gauze. This procedure is ideal to do at night, so you can sleep on it. Try to cover it thoroughly with gauze because the paste might stain your sheets. Then in the morning, wash it out with lukewarm water. Try to do it every night until the itch goes away.

Virgin coconut oil

Virgin coconut oil is a potent agent in relieving the symptoms of eczema. The reason for its potency is because of its compounds that can treat inflammation, itchiness, relieve fungus, killing bacteria and many more. It does not only relieve you of eczema, but it also moisturizes your skin, makes it glowing, and healthy. The virgin coconut oil is also easy to use at it is available in travel-sized bottles that you can bring anywhere. The virgin coconut oil is also gentle enough to use liberally on any parts of the skin.

It is best to use the virgin coconut oil every night so you won’t be bothered by using your sticky hands in the morning. Slather a generous amount of virgin coconut oil in our itchy palms and gently massage the area.


Oatmeal might be my best bet in treating dry skin and moisturizing the largest organ in my body. It is the gentlest substance I have ever known next to aloe vera. The compound within called phenols is responsible for treating inflammation in your itchy palms.

Aloe vera

Second, to oatmeal, my next favorite agent for treating dry skin is aloe vera, you might want to adjust to it for some time though. The texture of the aloe vera once applied in your hands might be unlikeable, like for example, it can be sticky and gooey. However, trust me when I say that aloe vera is such a potent moisturizer for the skin. Try to use the raw, and pure aloe vera which you can buy in grocery stores or you can easily pluck in your backyard.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has been used in many forms in the skin department. Some used it to soothe inflammation in the skin; some used it to treat acne, and then kill the insects that cause dreaded scabies.

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