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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
Vasodilators: Treatment for raynaud's is twofold: 1.Protect hand an feet with warm clothing when exposed to cold weather. 2. Use vasodilators. However, the medica ... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Good medication: Recognizing that the disease is due to spasm of the muscle layer lining the arteries in response to temperature extremes, then using medications that ... Read More
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A 37-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
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Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
Keep warm: Wearing warm gloves and shoes will help. For severe symptoms, taking vasodilator drugs or even moving to a warmer climate for the winter may help. F ... Read More
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Raynauds: warm gloves an warm socks consider warmers for short duration
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Treatment starts with minimizing exposure of the skin to cold. Calcium channel blockers such as Nifedipine are the next step. Other treatments include ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
Pretty common: Raynaud's disease is not actually a disease. It is symptoms of pain, coldness and color changes in hands and/or feet with no known cause. However, i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, not rare: Raynaud's disease (no cause found) and raynaud's syndrome (caused by another medical condition) are not that rare. An estimated 3% to 5% of the popula ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Raynaud's: The best treatment of raynauds is avoidance for the precipitating factors and keeping the hands/feet warm. I fthis is insuficent then the calcium cha ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Affects fingers&toes: Raynaud phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxy ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Vascular Spasms: The classic description is the changes in color of your finger in response to stress or cold. The colors can be red, blue and white. I like to see w ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
White fingers cold: It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in re ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: If your hands turn blue or blanch with cold exposure, the answer is yes.

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