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how to cope cold climate raynauds

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Worse: Raynaud's disease or phenomenon is an exaggerated response to cold in which the peripheral circulation (mainly fingers, toes) is shut down to reduce h ... Read More
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
It doesn't help: It doesn't help, but protection from the cold and appropriate medications and assuring any underlying problem is recognized and treated should help.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Always plan ahead: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so cold weather can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, he can keep his ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Protection: Gloves when outside or picking from fridge or freezer warmers- some nice disposable packets pre warm car etc some benefit with vasodilators.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: Warmer climates might be beneficial to one who has this but that doesn't mean you wouldn't still get symptoms --perhaps much less severe than before.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Sure: Avoidance of cold would certainly help, but is it practical?
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some other causes: Some people feel quite uncomfortable in colder temperatures, a condition called cold intolerance or cold sensitivity. If the vasospasm of raynaud's ph ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There is not: Enough information to try to make this diagnosis. Please talk with your parents so that they can arrange for you to be medically evaluated for your ch ... Read More
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jyothishree Pinnaka
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Age??: Your true age? Any medications? Any other symptoms??
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe/maybe not: I like the history of fingers turning white to confirm raynaud's. Pink and cold can also happen but this ode s nto always mean raynaud's. Examinati ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Work with doctors: A patient with significant Raynaud symptoms can work closely with his primary care and rheumatology doctors to identify the things that trigger the va ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Hard to say: A number of circulatory/neurologic conditions could be the issue. You need to continue having the root cause of your symptoms determined. It will prob ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Cold urticaria is when hives develop on cold exposed areas. Hives are red, raised and intensely itchy skin lesions. Raynauds is when the small vessels ... Read More

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