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In cold weather, areas BETWEEN joints on fingers swell, turn red, itch. Lasts abt.2 wks. Around 3-4 fingers each time. I have Raynaud's.

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

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What you describe is not raynauds.
In that disease, the fingers loose blood supply due to spasm or the arteries & the fingers turn white & are painful. They need slow low temperature warming. Arm pits is a good choice. Any hot exposure will cause severe pain, & you can cause burns as there is no blood supply 2 protect the skin from injury.

In brief: Is that a question?

What you describe is not raynauds.
In that disease, the fingers loose blood supply due to spasm or the arteries & the fingers turn white & are painful. They need slow low temperature warming. Arm pits is a good choice. Any hot exposure will cause severe pain, & you can cause burns as there is no blood supply 2 protect the skin from injury.
Dr. Peter Ihle
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Dr. Donald Collins
Family Medicine

In brief: Dry skin?

Dryness of skin associated with cold weather can cause redness and itching of the skin.
Increase humidity in air and use moisturizing lotion to help this. Ok to use OTC cortisone cream to help itching. Also, Raynauds can flare in cold weather, causing redness and swelling. Keep hands warm to reduce flare ups of this. Good luck!

In brief: Dry skin?

Dryness of skin associated with cold weather can cause redness and itching of the skin.
Increase humidity in air and use moisturizing lotion to help this. Ok to use OTC cortisone cream to help itching. Also, Raynauds can flare in cold weather, causing redness and swelling. Keep hands warm to reduce flare ups of this. Good luck!
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