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Is it actually harmful to have cold hands/feet, or just annoying?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mostly annoying
It could represent reynaud's phenomonon where blood flow gets reduced in the cold dramatically.
If mild, it is annoying. In the most severe cases, especially when exposed to severe cold, the lack of blood flow could actually cause damage to tips of fingers, and toes, but this is with the worst cases and the worst cold. Most of the time, just having cold hands is just that and warm gloves help.

In brief: Mostly annoying
It could represent reynaud's phenomonon where blood flow gets reduced in the cold dramatically.
If mild, it is annoying. In the most severe cases, especially when exposed to severe cold, the lack of blood flow could actually cause damage to tips of fingers, and toes, but this is with the worst cases and the worst cold. Most of the time, just having cold hands is just that and warm gloves help.
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Tobacco use can often worsen this condition as it causes further constriction of the peripheral vessels
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: If you have Raynauds
Either the syndrome or the disease, you would have to be careful when going out in the cold as you are at a higher risk of developing something like frostbite or childblains.

In brief: If you have Raynauds
Either the syndrome or the disease, you would have to be careful when going out in the cold as you are at a higher risk of developing something like frostbite or childblains.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. John Goldman
Your evaluation will look into the causes of these changes and decide on the best therapy
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry
In brief: Either
It depends on the severity of 'coldness to your hands or feet'/ in most cases, treatment can be as simple as keeping your hands and feet warm by wearing gloves and warm socks in cold weather. In worst cases, their are rheumatologic conditions like scleroderma or lupus, which can actually cause ulcers at the ends of the fingers or toes.
If there is pain associated with cold, have it checked out.

In brief: Either
It depends on the severity of 'coldness to your hands or feet'/ in most cases, treatment can be as simple as keeping your hands and feet warm by wearing gloves and warm socks in cold weather. In worst cases, their are rheumatologic conditions like scleroderma or lupus, which can actually cause ulcers at the ends of the fingers or toes.
If there is pain associated with cold, have it checked out.
Dr. Frank Kase
Dr. Frank Kase
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