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Fingers Cold Others Warm
or arterial obstruction
need evaluation by vascular or hand surgeon. ...Read more
I have a weird condition where at times, some of my fingers are cold and the other fingers are warm. What does that mean?
? Raynaud's: We need more information and a physician will need to assess you in person. If its persistent and your fingers are particularly sensitive to extremes of temperature, I would see a vascular specialist to check circulation. Would do some blood work to make sure its not related to systemic illness affecting blood vessels. ...Read more
Poor circulation: Cold fingers may be a sign of diminished blood flow into the finger. If bad enough ulcers may develop, finger will be painful, and healing compromised. ...Read more
Raynaud's Syndrome?: You MAY have Raynaud's Syndrome. Please do what your doc says but consider a natural approach. Neo 40 is a beet root product to help circulation and has some research suggesting usefulness in Raynaud's. The sensation may also be from neuropathy and sublingual vitamin B12 can be used to help w/that. See your doc or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. Beet root better than l-arginine. ...Read more
Preferential Blood F: This phenomena represents uneven blood flow to and from a specific limb. I recommend you see your physician expecially when this phenomena is occuring. ...Read more
Fingertips look creased but otherwise normal when warm. Get wrinkly when cold. Have recently lost 20 lbs. Is it possibly due to fat loss in fingers?
Rapid weight loss (such as crash dieting) will cause loss of structural fat, such as that in the finger pads and the bottoms of our feet.
That may account for some of what you are describing.
Hydration and general circulation may also be contributors to what you are observing. ...Read more
My hands are usually cold. Lately, certain fingers will lose their color and turn white at the tips. Try warm them 5-10 mins. Get color back. Norma?
Raynaud: This a phenomenon called raynaud. It could be isolated or symptom of a disease. You need to be careful and keep hands warm. ...Read more
My fingers get pale when exposed to cold and get a little red when I wash them with warm water. Is this phenomen normal?
Yes: It is normal due to physiological changes in bloodflow in response to temperature. ...Read more
My big toe goes numb sometimes in the past 2 weeks and my some fingers get really cold while others are really warm. What's going on?
See a doctor: The two problems could even be unrelated/coincidental. Numbness can be caused by a pinched nerve, nerve damage, and even poor circulation. See your doctor and also ask about raynaud's disease/phenomenon which is spasm of the blood vessels in the fingers and toes illicited by exposure to cold. ...Read more
My fingers can't retain warmth. If the room isn't warm they start getting icy cold. Thyroid levels fine and there is blood flow. Who can help?
Cold fingers: Some people are more sensitive to cold. Keeping your core body temperature up can help even more than gloves (wear a sweater). ...Read more
For 5 years I have been extremely cold, when everyone else is hot or warm. I am constantly shivering at school, and most of the time my fingers turn purple. I've done some research, and most of my symptoms look like they are symptoms of raynaud's disease.
Could be: Classically people with raynaud's can have white finger color changes as well as red and purple. The fingers turning blue alone is not diagnostic. Your evaluation will also look at other things like a thyroid disorder. If you have raynauds there were other medical conditions that need to be evaluated. ...Read more
My hands and especially fingers are always cold, even when it's warm outside. Also my palms most of the time are sweaty. How to deal with this?
Poss Raynaud's Phen: This sounds like something called Raynaud's phenomenon or Raynaud's disease. This is a condition of extreme extremity sensitivity to cold, where the blood vessels actually constrict in response to cold. You should have an evaluation. Can be done on HealthTap if you can take blood pressure and send pics of hands or via a video chat. If dx'd various tx options. Some respond better to one or another. ...Read more
The base of my thumb on thepalm is soreand red my thumb and first finger are cold but the rest of my hand is warm?
Fingers on one hand feels frost bitten and go numb in the slightest of cold weather. Condition continues until a warm place is found.
Why do my fingers and toes go white and numb when they're cold? When they start to warm up they burn really bad. Usually my hands are cold anyways.
Raynaud's: Your description sounds like raynauds. This can occur with a variety of medical conditions and is called raynaud's phenomenon or it can run in families and is called raynaud's disease. You need an evaluation from your physician. Therapy is directed to keep you warm: gloves, dressing in warm clothing, avoid cold, etc, . ...Read more
Sometimes only a few fingers are cold, rest are warm. Also get purple-ish nails (sometimes)when my hands are cold. Going 2 see doc, but should I worry?
Circulatory problem?: I sounds like you might have a circulatory problem in your hands or a rheumatological disorder. Do you smoke at all? There is a disorder called Bergers Disease. Your doc should know about it. You live in Stockholm. Get good gloves for the winter. Go to Italy or Greece for the winter. ...Read more
Raynauds seems to be getting worse. Can't get feet or fingers warm most of the time and its a really discomforting sensation. Nose always cold too.?
Medication: Consult with vascular specialist to see if you qualify for vasodilator therapy. ...Read more
Why might my fingers get red stiff + very painful when they warm up after getting cold? Some color change in cold (pale, then purple in nail beds), but doesn't look like pics seen of reynauds?
Still could be: Still could be raynaud's, but appears to be a vasospastic phenomena - which has the same implication. Rheumatologist should clarify. ...Read more
When I run cold water on the back of my mid right index finger I get shooting pain. Warm water -no. No pain nor numb otherwise. Probable cause?
Jurassic Allodynia.: The phenomena that you are experiencing is thought to a type of cutaneous neuropathy or commonly known as a cutaneous cold allodynia. Your brain is sensing a normally non painful stimuli as a painful one. This is probably best treated by a neurologist or physiatrist. ...Read more
My fingers and hands get cold and numb and turn white and blueish in cold weather, even with gloves. Are there any methods to increase blood flow to keep them warm?
Raynauds Disease: This is raynauds diease, a condition of spasm of small blood vessels that is accentuated by cold exposure. It may be associated with an underlying connective tissue disorder but often it is not. Meds are available if the problem is severe enough to warrant any treatment other than warming the hands. ...Read more
My fingers' joints (if I'm correct about the joints) hurt when in touch with cold water. They suddenly hurt, its like a sharp pain that will only go away if I make my hands warm again. Is this normal? I don't remember them always being this way.
Do they change color: Sometimes: can occur in certain situations. Often people's fingers turn white with a condition called Raynauds. I can't be certain what you have but you can discuss it with your physician ...Read more
If you touch a cold sore with a finger, does washing your hands with soap and warm water kill the virus instantly?
It washes it: Off of the surface of your hands and down the drain. ...Read more
Proper Warmup: I treat a lot of musicians. Cold hands are a common problem, with several possible causes. The best treatment is a proper warmup before beginning to play. You should do 5-10 minutes of gentle exercise using big muscles prior to sitting down to practice. This can be walking up & down steps, squats, sit-ups, jumping jacks. Don't get all sweaty, but get your pulse rate up. ...Read more
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