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Raynauds Phenomenon And Vibration White Finger
Can bactrim cause raynaud's phenomenon? I had a severe allergic reaction a couple weeks ago and now have one finger that turns white and tingly/numb.
I recently diagnosed myself with raynauds. Should i be conserned about an underlying problem? Should i hello,
i am a 43yo woman. My first white fingers started in october of this past year. It seems that things are progressing from there. If I am very co
Doctors. : Doctors. You can't live with 'em, and you can't kill 'em. Don't ya just love us? Lisa, let's assume for the moment you do have some sort of "raynaud's, " and it's not something else. There are two disease entities: raynaud's disease, and raynaud's phenomenon. Raynaud's disease is a disease unto itself, with no other underlying medical cause or condition. It's a disease where the smaller arteries (typically hands, but sometimes feet) go into vasospasm, or a state or prolonged contracture, usually in response to a cold stimulus (reaching for the frozen chicken in the freezer). It can be quite painful, since lack of circulation produces pain. Raynaud's phenomenon is the same thing, but occurs as the result of an underlying condition like scleroderma, sle, rheumatoid arthritis or some other condition referred to as collagen vascular diseases. The treatment is avoidance of cold. I have a number of patients who use a dilute mixture of Nitroglycerin paste in white petrolatum (vaseline) which they massage into their feet 2 or 3 times a day. The Nitroglycerin dilates their arteries and they respond quite well. Take dr. Fowler's advice and make another appointment with your doctor to discuss this. There are blood tests for many of these collagen vascular diseases, but blood tests alone are not used to diagnose these conditions, since there are a large number of false positives and false negatives. The diagnosis is made using a list of inclusions and exclusions that is published by the american rheumatism association. Good luck lisa, and stay warm! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have severe raynaud's disease and in the winter I wear really, really big gloves but my fingers still turn white/purple/blue?
Raynauds/color chang: They are both part of a cycle of color changes seen with that condition. ...Read more
Can raynaud gives with marbled palms (vascular) and reactiveness to cold and heat? Not typical white and red finger tips...Can this be sclerodermia?
Raynauds?! I am a sailor who works outside in all sorts of temperature . This feeling in my fingers; when its cold it gets numb and white, started in 2010 the fall season, i continued doing what i do, in 2011 spring i don't know if its a sore but, t
No. : No. Raynauds syndrome is vasospam of the arteries in your hands and feet. It is worse with smoking. It puts you at risk for frostbite. It sometimes is associated with some forms of arthritis. You are not at increased risk of stroke, heart attacks or diabetes. You should wear protective gloves to keep your hands warm and avoid smoking. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Raynaud's phenomenon is due to spasm of blood vessels supplying the fingers and toes. Finger symptoms usually involve all fingers. People vary in the symptoms they get with any disorder, so it is possible that a person could have symptoms in only index fingers. There may be malformations in the arteries going to the index fingers. A primary care or rheumatology doctor can help figure things out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Trigger finger is a problem with finger tendons and how they work to move a finger. Raynaud's phenomenon is a problem with spasm of arteries in the fingers, blocking blood flow. They are not directly related, but people with raynaud's syndrome can have connective tissue disorders, so may also have trigger finger. Overuse injuries, such as in certain jobs, can cause trigger finger and/or raynaud's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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