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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Cold Skin (Overview)

Cold skin is skin that feels cold and clammy. A person may feel cold from being exposed to cold weather, or the skin may get cold if there is inadequate circulation to the skin, as in severe heart failure.


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What causes cold sweats and clammy skin?

What causes cold sweats and clammy skin?

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

Dr. Ravi Chand
8 doctors shared insights

Cold Skin (Overview)

Cold skin is skin that feels cold and clammy. A person may feel cold from being exposed to cold weather, or the skin may get cold if there is inadequate circulation to the skin, as in severe heart failure.


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Does anyone like touching cold skin, especially toes?

Does anyone like touching cold skin, especially toes?

I'm not sure...: ...Where you are going with this, but I have had patients tell me that they enjoy warming up cold areas of their bodies (ears, usually) for reasons that are not clear, at least to me. You mentioned toes, so if you're saying that your spouse has cold feet in bed, try telling him or her to wear socks to bed. ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
Daily
Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
Daily
Get at least eight hours of sleep every night
Daily
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Very cold skin with pins and needles often?

Very cold skin with pins and needles often?

Get evaluated: It is important to go get checked out by your doctor. There are several possibilities, but it will be important to rule out endocrinologic or neurologic issues that may require treatment so it's best to get it checked out. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent and get rid of cold if you have one?

What is the best way to prevent and get rid of cold if you have one?

Rest: While there's no guaranteed pill or medicine to get rid of a cold (although vitamin c has had mixed results), the best thing you can do is rest. Avoid alcohol (it could irritate your throat more), heavy exertion, and exposure to smoke. Colds usually get better no matter what you do. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Treating Cold Sores (Checklist)

See a dentist for a prescription as soon as it "tingles"
Once
Ask dentist about using a diode laser to help cold sore heal faster
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Don't touch it, kiss someone, or share eating utensils
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Does anyone like touching cold skin, especially toes?

I'm not sure...: ...Where you are going with this, but I have had patients tell me that they enjoy warming up cold areas of their bodies (ears, usually) for reasons that are not clear, at least to me. You mentioned toes, so if you're saying that your spouse has cold feet in bed, try telling him or her to wear socks to bed. ...Read more

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Very cold skin with pins and needles often?

Get evaluated: It is important to go get checked out by your doctor. There are several possibilities, but it will be important to rule out endocrinologic or neurologic issues that may require treatment so it's best to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as cold skin and warm heart?

Is there such a thing as cold skin and warm heart?

No.: I believe the correct expression is "cold hands, warm heart", and while it's a nice sentiment (sort of), that's all it is. ...Read more