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A 44-year-old member asked:

My daughter gets blue hands and blue feet when she gets cold is that raunauds?

3 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 56 years experience
Yes: Raynaud's syndrome (or blanching of the limbs) is exactly what you describe . However this is not a disease--it is a syndrome which can be caused by multiple disorders. This needs evaluation by a doctor.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Patients with Reynaud's usually have their distal extremities turn white and quite painful when exposed to cold. Although your daughter may have a similar condition would need more facts and exam.
May 3, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Maybe: You didn't provide us with the age of your daughter. Babies under a year or so do this as a way to preserve body heat .It is a natural event and disappears if the room is hot or they are in warm a=water. If she is a teen or adult I would suspect Raynaud's.
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Raynauds: possibly advisable to wear warm socks and mittens to avoid the temperature changes also should seek medical evaluation to determine if there is an underlying medical issue-thyroid ,connective tissue
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Raunauds is more a specific spasm of the blood vessels and the fingers acturally turn white and numb and then become blue discolored as blood returns to the area. Blue hands and feet with getting cold sounds more like normal vasoconstriction.
Mar 13, 2017
Last updated Mar 16, 2021

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