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Suffer from really bad white finger every time the winter months come it only happeneds during them times?
Raynauds Phenomena: This is a well-described condition known as raynaud's phenomena. If requires very well insulated gloves to be worn during the winter time. 10% of the time this condition can be associated with other health problems. See your physician. ...Read more
Cold finger: in respones to the micro trauma from vibratory tools, can range from coolness and burning and numbness to frank ischemia and ulceration, Seek a hand surgeon ate work it up, your PCP can also check for inflammatory arthitides, endocrine and metabolic issues that may overlap and induce vasospasm ( narrowing of blood vessels ) due to circulation issues that have little to do with vibration white fing ...Read more
Inherit white "finger problem", it is getting severe even when it is less cold, what to do with it.
Many things can :
Contribute to this. Underlying vascualr disorders, rheumatological disease, endocrine/hormonal issues, mechanical trauma to an artery, mechanical occlusion by a mass ,
treatment may be simple as a blood test or medication, so speak to your pcp and try to get a firm diagnosis if it is getting worse. This will direct treatment if possible. ...Read more
Raynauds/color chang: They are both part of a cycle of color changes seen with that condition. ...Read more
I have raynards syndrome and it is getting worse...I now get numb and white fingers almost every day, even when i'm not that cold. What can I do?
as your process is worsening
sympathetic blockade ...Read more
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
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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 more
I have a constant headache and white fingers. Also a vegetarian & don't take iron supplements. Does this mean I have anaemia?
I have been dealing with a very painful thumb for a while, I have not had it looked at. Today, white fingers, cold hands, numbness for over an hr?
My six year old son has a very swollen red and white finger around and below the nail bed with throbbing pain, what should I do?
Infection present: He should be seen by your doctor or pay an er visit today because he has an infection that should be treated today before infection progresses. ...Read more
Dizzy and white fing: May have RAynaud's syndrome. Lets chat to figure it out. ...Read more
See a neurologist: You seem to have 2 separate issues but both can be handled by neurologist. ...Read more
Light yellow vaginal discharge... Looks white on finger and pale yellow on tissue. Has no odor or itching. Had this since I have birth 9months ago?
Vaginal discharge: See your gynacologist so she can take a culture to rule out a vaginal infection. ...Read more
My finger nails have been falling off from the cuticle and the nail bed with a layer still intact.the part that comes off turns white. My finger tips also become sensitive/sore.
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
Scars are permanent: While scars are permanent, there are different treatments that can help minimize, fade or hide surgical scars. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out what your options are. ...Read more
I have increased areas of white on my finger nails starting at the top over the last two weeks. What should I do please?
See a dermatologist: Need inspection by skin specialist to define the problem. Possibly it is mechanical onycholysis due to compulsive cleaning under the nails. ...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?
Nail changes: True.Get a more detailed answer ›
Im having thick white DC that smell dead & wen i stick finger up vagina clumpy white dC on finger starting to itch no burn with urination?
Bacterial Vaginosis: You are likely having bacterial vaginosis that is usually associated with malodorous, grayish white or yellowish white in color. Vaginal pain or vulvar irritation is uncommon. Pruritus may occur. Other causes of vaginitis such as trichomonas and candida need to be ruled out and you need to see your PCP ...Read more
Had white spot on finger 2 wks ago, applied neosporin went away but left red mark so kept putting neo on. Now red blotch w peeling skin. What to do?
Stop Neosporin now: And consider applying hydrocortisone cream for a few days if there is itching. If not, just leave it alone. The peeling may be a manifestation that you become allergic to neomycin in Neosporin. It may take weeks before the red mark goes away. If problem not resolved , see doctor. ...Read more
What is it when your finger turns white like a powder? The finger looks like it has been burned, but it is white like a powder is on it.
Not sure: Fingers can turn white for several reasons. Arterial spasm or raynauds can cause fingers to look white or bluish, but this only lasts for a short time. If skin is turning white and flaking off, this could be due to persistent swelling, allergic reaction, or some type of exzema. Get it checked out. ...Read more
What is it when your finger turns white like there is powder on it? The finger looks as if it has been burned, but it is white like powder is on it.
Vascular issues: The most likely diagnosis is probably something called raynauds syndrome. It would be worth seeing your doc to get a diagnosis then he could give your some suggestions on how to take care of your hands in the future. ...Read more
Rash: It is almost impossible for us here on health tap to tell what the rash is because we can't see it. Your best bet is to go to the doctor and get specific treatment for this rash. ...Read more
When i use peroxide it not only leaves a white redisue on my fingers but it feels like i have a million tiny shards of glass under my skin. Why??
Of course: Peroxide is drying. Why are you using it? To bleach hair? ...Read more