A 44-year-old member asked:
What is the best treatment for raynaud's phenomenon?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
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.
3.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 45-year-old member asked:
What is the treatment for raynaud's phenomenon?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
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.
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 25, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.