Superstitions have been around for thousands of years. One popular superstition is knocking on wood for good luck.
Another common superstition is the reasons behind an itchy palm.
Does a tingling irritation of the bottom of your hand mean something spiritual? Or is it nothing more than a physical sensation?
What Causes the Palm of Your Hand to Itch?
Medically speaking, there are many reasons why the palm of your hand might feel itchy.
Some of these reasons are serious conditions that require treatment from a doctor.
However, others of these causes may be mild and/or short-term.
Here are medical reasons why your palm may itch:
In some cases, palm itches can relate to the deficiency of a vital nutrient in the body.
Lack of vitamin B3, B6, and/or B12 can cause the skin (including your palms) to get dry and itchy.
Low levels of vitamin A and C, which are essential anti-aging vitamins, can cause dry skin as well.
In addition, an excess amount of the vitamin B6 may also cause itchy palms. A medical doctor and/or a licensed nutritionist may help with these issues.
Itchy palms are one of the several symptoms of many types of skin conditions.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, a common skin ailment causing itchy palms is dry skin.
Dry skin can happen for many different reasons. Some of these possible reasons include cold weather, harsh chemicals or soaps, or dry air.
There are also specific skin conditions that could be causing your palm(s) to itch. Eczema, allergies, psoriasis, or exfoliative keratolysis are examples.
Irritating palms may also be a result of an allergic reaction. Allergies result may from soap, lotion, or something else placed on the hands.
Everyone knows that stress can wreak havoc in many areas of the body.
Your skin is certainly not immune to the detrimental effects of stress.
When you’re experiencing stress or anxiety, this may trigger hives. In this, this can cause aggravating itches.
However, not all stress-related hand itches are due to hives.
A bout of stress or anxiety can cause overactive nerves. As a result, this may trigger itchiness anywhere on the body.
But how do you know the difference between hives and overactive nerves?
Besides making a trip to the doctor, you can distinguish the two by the presence of a rash. Rashes are normally present with hives but not with the overactivity of nerves.
Diabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are abnormally higher than usual.
But not only is your blood sugar affected because of diabetes; many parts of the body are also affected.
Extremely dry skin is one sign of uncontrolled diabetes or even pre-diabetes.
Diabetes can cause or trigger various skin complications and poor circulation. Both can cause skin itchiness.
If you suspect there’s a medical linkage to your itchy palm(s), it’s best to visit a doctor right away.
This is especially true if the itch is serious or strongly interfering with your daily life.
What Does Itching Palms Mean Spiritually?
If you’re spiritual, the non-medical reasons behind itchy palms may interest you. Whether you have an itchy left or an itchy right palm will mean different things.
Read the following information with an open mind.
In the end, believe what you want to believe. The beauty of spirituality is that we’re free to form our own opinions!
Which Hand Itching Means You’re About to Lose Money?
Keep in mind that in some traditions, the meaning of right palm and left palm itches may be the opposite.
However, having an itchy left palm typically means you may face a loss of money soon.
Ecclesiastes 10:2 from the Bible talks about how a foolish man directs towards the left.
According to this verse, if a man makes a bad decision, he deals with the consequences. But does an itchy left hand mean you must cling tightly to your wallet? Not necessarily.
Financial loss doesn’t just mean the possibility of getting your money stolen or lost. It can also mean getting a higher bill than usual or having to replace something expensive.
It may even mean your tuition will get higher soon, you’ll lose your job, or the economy may crash.
Which Hand Itching Means You’re Getting Money?
A right itchy palm is usually linked with money gain. Even the Bible speaks of the right hand having associations with fortune.
According to Isaiah 41:13, one must hold their right hand open to receive blessings from God.
Receiving money as a result of an itchy right palm can come in many different ways. Maybe you will earn a raise or bonus at work soon.
Or perhaps you’ll win the lottery, or your investments will grow.
You might even end up selling something, only to receive more money than what you expected.
There are numerous ways one can get lucky in the financial department thanks to a right hand itch.
What Should I Do for an Itchy Palm?
Medical-Related Things to Do
A chronically itchy palm means it might be a good time to visit a doctor.
Even if it’s nothing serious, hand itches can have an overall negative impact on your quality of life.
The more you itch, the more likely you are to encounter raw, sore, and bleeding skin. You may also deal with more frustration and anxiety as a result.
In addition, it’s a good idea to get serious conditions, such as diabetes, ruled out. If the doctor deems it nothing serious, it might be something you can fix on your own.
Here are some things to do at home to reduce itchy palms:
- Refrain from overwashing your hands.
- Wear gloves when gardening or doing yard work.
- If you suspect a certain lotion or soap is to blame, stop using it immediately.
- Switch to dry skin-friendly hand soap and/or lotion.
- Apply petroleum jelly to your palm(s) nightly.
- Make sure you’re drinking enough water, and upkeep your nutrition.
Superstition-Related Things to Do
Spiritually speaking, if you have an itchy left palm, make good financial decisions.
Don’t spend money where it isn’t necessary. Keep from investing in new stocks. Don’t make big financial decisions at this time. But if it’s your right hand that itches, the same applies.
Don’t go around spending hard-earned cash just because you believe fortune is coming.
Although it might just be a superstition, many people take things like this seriously.
Staying money-wise during a hand itch gives believers greater peace of mind. Either way, you should always feel prepared for any future financial gain or loss.