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Is there any way I can wear sandals in public without my feet turning blue if I have raynaud's?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Maybe on warm days

Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so wearing sandals may trigger vasospasm if the feet get cold.
If a person has only mild symptoms, he should be ok wearing sandals on warm days. Maybe raynaud's medications can help. Keeping the rest of the body warm can help, especially keeping the legs warm all the way down to the ankles. A primary care or rheumatology doctor can help.

In brief: Maybe on warm days

Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so wearing sandals may trigger vasospasm if the feet get cold.
If a person has only mild symptoms, he should be ok wearing sandals on warm days. Maybe raynaud's medications can help. Keeping the rest of the body warm can help, especially keeping the legs warm all the way down to the ankles. A primary care or rheumatology doctor can help.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: In the summer

Cold exposure will precipitate the signs. Wear socks.

In brief: In the summer

Cold exposure will precipitate the signs. Wear socks.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Howard Min
Calcium channel blockers (except for verapamil and nicardipine) may be effective in trating your Raynauds as well. Speak with your MD regarding these drugs as possible options.
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