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Raynaud's Phenomenon - Topic Overview

You may be able to prevent Raynaud's attacks with these home treatment tips:

  • Remember to keep your body warm at all times.
  • Wear mittens or gloves when it is cold outside.
  • Use potholders or oven mitts when you get something from the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Keep your feet warm by wearing wool or synthetic socks rather than pure cotton socks.
  • Try running warm water over your hands. It can increase blood flow to them.

If you can't control your symptoms with home treatment, your doctor may give you a medicine called a calcium channel blocker. This may increase blood flow to your hands and feet and relieve symptoms.

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Last Updated: June 30, 2010
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