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Cold Clamy Hands
Raynaud's Phenomenon: Cold hands and cold feet are usually seen in patients with Raynaud's Phenomenon.It happens in some s cold feeling in hands and feet.It can be Primary when no cause is found or secondary due to another disease.The small blood vessels are extremely sensitive and close prematurily unlike normal when they open&close to regulate body temp.You need to consult MD as secondary causes need rule out others ...Read more
Can be circulation.: This can be due to circulation difficulty, or it might be a symptom of hypothyroidism or vasculitis. There are vasospastic disorders, like raynaud's phenominon, that are triggered by cold exposure, with blanching, cyanosis, and redness, so the extremities must be kept warm. It would be a good idea to keep your feet warm anyway. It would be wise at this point to see your doctor and get tested. ...Read more
You may: Have raynaud's disease which is a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. In raynaud's disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. ...Read more
Why do I get cold hands and feet sometimes cold and sweaty when I'm anxious.....also I'm cold all over?
Cold hands & feet: is a common symptom of anxiety. Anxiety causes the body to go into a "flight or fight" response, preparing the body to get away from whatever is causing the anxiety. Heart rate increases, blood supply is shifted to the heart and muscles and away from the skin. This is felt most in the hands and feet as these are farthest from the heart. ...Read more
Sweaty hands & feet: You may have hyperhidrosis, which is caused by a hyperactive sympathetic nervous system, causing the sweat glands in the hands and feet to produc excessive sweat. Sweating brings your temperature down, which can make your hands and feet feel cold to touch. Cold extremities can be caused by peripheral vascular disease, raynaud's phenomenon or buerger's disease. Anxiety is another consideration. ...Read more
Depends: You may have fever and be infected or you may be having anxiety or a panic attack. If it happens often you may have an anxiety syndrome. It can happen after taking drugs and this may be your wake up call to stop doing drugs. Problems that include pain such as a broken bone, anemia from blood loss, or appendicitis can also cause it. /discuss this with your doctor you may need therapy. ...Read more
6yr old son gets hot swollen hands, fingers, ears, lips in cold weather or extremely cold food, depending on exposure. What causes "hot swollen skin"?
See below: Increased blood flow to theses "extremity areas" is likely the cause. As long as there is no pain, this is natural (to an extent) so to keep these areas from loosing blood flow (cold can do this) and thus decreasing oxygen to the tissues, where, if without, tissues metabolism slows and if it stops, tissues can die. His response may be slightly exaggerated but, without pain, i would not worry. ...Read more
Infant Circulation: Dear mom, as long as your baby doesn't act sick, has normal activity, appetite and sleep then there is nothing to worry about. Infants normally have variable circulation to hands and feet which is the likely reason for your observation of cold hands and feet. Best regards, dr. Mease. ...Read more