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Question: Disease of Raynaulds?


 dermaproblems - Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:43 pm

Hi.

I want to know if I have all sympthoms of Raynaulds and how it can be treated.

Bluish hand hen is cold ;
Wet hands ;
Perniosis when exposed many time on cold ;
Hands turn red when become hot ;
Seems to have burn skin.

I've been noticing this for about 2 years, and when I got in a stressfull situation the sympthoms get even worse.

Questions:
This CAN be Raynaulds disease?
What can I do to let this steady?
Is there an cure for that?
Why my hands can even get wet and bluish even when its hot?

Thank you!
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:39 am

User avatar Hello,Raynaud's phenomenon occurs as idopathic ie cause unknown or along with other medical conditions and known as secondary.
Basically it is a reaction of the blood vessels to cold or heat or emotions leading to spasm of blood vessels of fingers or toes.
It is more common in women.When it occurs alone it is known as Raynaud disease,and with other diseases Raynaud phenomenon.The diseases would include connective tissue disorders like scleroderma,rh.arthritis.Also excessive vibrations,and pressure while playing piano,drugs,smoking all could induce vasospasm.
Nailfold capillaroscopy,ANA test,ESR are some of the tests done.
Best wishes.
 dermaproblems - Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:39 am

Thank you for the reply :)

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