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What is the best treatment for raynaud's phenomenon?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Protection of the skin from direct cold exposure is key. Also, smoking makes Raynauds much worse. Calcium channel blockers, especially nifedipine, are the basic medical therapy. For more severe cases that fail calcium channel blocks, sildenafil is valuable.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for raynaud's phenomenon?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Warmth and CA-block: Keeping hands warm and dry is the thing everyone should do. I think in terms of drug prophylaxis or for diminution in severity of the raynaud's, calcium channel blockers are the best therapeutic option. I favor Diltiazem over verapamil (less constipation and slowing of heart rate), and over Nifedipine and amlodipine (less edema). However, all are fine and work. Others may use nitroglycerine paste.

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