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Good Winter Gear Raynauds
Dexterity, warmth: Gloves should be warmly insulated, and have a breathable, waterproof coating or layer such as goretex (wet gloves get cold). They should be easy to get on an off, and not be too tight (tight-fitting gloves can decrease blood flow). Gloves should allow good dexterity, so the wearer doesn't have to take them off outdoors (be able to use keys, zip up jackets, etc..., without taking gloves off). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Raynaud's syndrome since last year and I am afraid to sleep next winter... How can I cure this permanently??? :(
Chronic condition: No definitive cure but symptoms are manageable. before the age of 30 likely primary Raynauds avoiding exposure of hands to cold by wearing glove, use of warmers, reducing stress, avoiding precipitating drugs and cigaretes. use of drugs like calcium channel blockers or alpha blockers. secondary Raynauds will need also to treat the underlying disease ...Read more
Always plan ahead: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so cold weather can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, he can keep his hands, feet, face, and ears warm with well-insulated clothing. Gadgets such as heated gloves and heated socks from winter sports stores may help. Never getting lost, using portable heaters, pre-warming the car, keeping dry, etc..., are helpful ideas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know I have raynaud's and it's a primary condition for me. Why do I only have problems in the winter?
Not really: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every winter my toes become nearly black, i've been tested for several diseases, and raynaud's was ruled out also. What else could it be?
Still can be Raynaud: It ca still be raynauds as there is no blood test or imaging or anything that can rule it out ( a good exam and observation of the event is important ). If you have excessive sweaty feet or hands this also may be hyperhidrosis with increased sympathetic nervous system activity (not harmful to you). Would be nice to see a good picture of a classic event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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