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    If your hands often feel cold for no apparent reason you may be suffering from something called Raynaud’s Syndrome, which is thought to affect as many as ten million people in the UK. Read more →

    I get cold hands, even in the summer heat and they can be painful there so cold. My hands can be as cold with gloves on.They dont do blue but my palms can be white is this Raynauds Syndrome?





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    Im 22 and I think raynaulds is something I may have. I have always suffered with freezing ice cold hands, feet, nose! My boyfriend flinches if i touch him because my hands are so cold! They are like this mostly everyday and the only way I can keep warm is if we have the heating on a million degrees which then means he is very hot! I've been to the doctors and I have had thyroid tests (through blood test at dr's) and a diabetes test. Of which both are fine I dont have diabetes. My doctor didnt refer me to anyone else but then I didnt go back in. Another dr mentioned this to me as what it could be. I had to go back to the doctors for something else but I saw the original dr who did the tests, so I mentioned it to her. She said that she didnt think it could be that because my hands are freezing but they are also clammy (which is true). She said with raynaulds you dont get clammy hands. So my hands and feet are freezing ice cold and clammy. Does anyone with raynaulds find their hands clammy and cold? I really want to find an answer to this any advice would be great! or what specialist I may need to see!





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    yes i suffer with it too it is horrid it has taken my right hand no and i cant get get a feeler they look at my body it is horrid i need help

    I was diagnosed with Rynauds 3 years ago, I also get clammy hands and the doctors have said this is because my hands think they are warm when actually they are not.

    HI, I'm 18, I don't think I have eczema but this was the closest post I found. Every year when it gets cold my hands get really dry and the back of my hands get really tough so that when i bend my fingers, or make a fist, the skin doesn't stretch, but cracks and starts bleeding in several places. I went to the doctor when it started about 4 years ago and he said it's because of the cold and gave me some cream. Obviously it hurts to put it on open cracks, but every year I put it on as soon as it gets cold, but my hands always eventually get to the same state. It's really bugging me because it hurts to write and hold a knife and fork, and etc. I was wondering if anyone knows what creams might be good for this - I have been given "Dexeryl" by the doctor, but then I can't hold anything anyways because it's too slippery (plus, even with the cream, my hands still stay the same until spring).





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    i seem to be allergic to the cold. If i touch anything cold my hands itch or if i am out in a cold wind my face and neck go red and itch. this started after i got bitten by mosquitos





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    About 2 weeks ago both of my feet and both of my hands started turning bright red even if I'm not cold. I can be in the house and it's the same thimg. It's got me really worried. November 3 I had fell and hurt my back really bad. I have a compressed fracture by my spine and having to wear a back brace. I don't know if this is caused from my stress or what. If someone knows please let me know. If someone has this same problem let me know please. It's so embarrassing when you go to the store and your hands are blood red. People don't say anything but they are looking and when I walk away I can hear the whispering. Besides being red sometimes they are cold as ice. Nothing I do will warm them up or make the red go away. Please any help would sure be appreciated. Thank you so much





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    Just looked up why would my hands be bright red, just to my wrist and saw you concerns. This just started about3 hrs. ago. I have a Dr. appt. tomorrow morning to discuss my blood work I had done a weekago, so I've been stressed ever since. I'm wondering if the stress has anything to do with my hands. Sorry I don't have any answer for you, but wanted to share my concerns.

    My husband bless him thinks he's the reason i never want to have sex when really i just dont seem to want it, hardly ever. I suffer from being cold constantly (my hands are always ice cold)i have a bowel movement every 4 or 5 days sometimes it can be longer. I have been this way for such a long time that i thought it was normal but now i'm thinking that it's not. What do you think could be the issue?





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    Just read your question and i could of wrote it myself, everything is the same for me. But after having three children aged 8, 4, and 17 months i had to have a hysterectomy after my womb prolapsed. I still have my overies but not my womb and cervix. I'm not sure if this has caused a drop in the natural hormone testosterone or not. I have tried helbal tablets to get me in the mood but i don't think they worked and i'm too chicken to try viagra.

    I am curious to how this progressed for you guys. My maternal grandfather always had shaky hands (tremors)that I recall. I just thought it was being older. My mother who is 62 now has pretty substantial tremors in her hands and probably has for the last 7 years or so. We lived out of state, so I wouldn't notice it so much, and my father had commented privately to me that it was my younger brother and sister that caused "her so much stress she would shake." Now we live in the same state, and I noticed she has it all the time. She is a very proud woman, and refuses to even visit doctors for physicals (don't get me started), I just don't feel right asking her about it, I think it may embarrass her. I am 36, and I've had little bouts of shakiness at different times in my life, usually either highly caffeinated, public speaking or nervousness, but lately I've noticed occasionally while at rest I feel what I would describe as an internal flutter of sorts in my hands. It doesn't last long, but it feels almost like when your eyelid twitches. My hands/fingers do shake a bit. Is this possibly the beginning stages of this? Does it get progressively worse? Or did you just wake up one day and it was full-blown? My aunt visited a few months ago and made an off-handed comment about the (her maiden name) family tremor. I didn't ask more, but perhaps this is just inherited. I also have chronically had cold hands and feet my whole life (to the point where I have to be very careful handling cold/frozen foods and cold temps outside). Wondering if any of you have suffered this as well- if it could be related in any way?





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    My husband is 27 and was just diagnosed with ET. His mom and grandma were always a little shaky and so was my husband but it wasn't a big deal. 2 weeks ago, he started getting significant severe tremors- within 4 hours they were full blown, both arms/ hands. They have began to subside after a week and he can function again. Neurologist said although this is rare, the ET can be dormant and all off a sudden flare up and be full blown. Neuro said sometimes a cold or flu can trigger it. Neuro also said for some the ET stays minor or never fully manifests, so it just depends on the person. See a neurologist if your tremors are concerning.

    Sasha, Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my question! Your input was really useful to me! I will continue to monitor (been under a good amount of stress the past few months), and if I need to go to a neurologist I certainly will. I wish you and your hubby the best! Glad to hear he's doing better! Take care Bella Ps I did order the black seed oil another poster mentioned. I've done some research and that stuff seems pretty potent and good for several reasons. I may take for a while and see if I feel any more relaxed or better.

    I am a 27 year old female and I have had a problem with extreamly cold hands and feet for a couple of years now following heavy weight loss - my hands and feet got white and my nails and lips go blue. The rest of me then goes completely cold once it starts. I also get a numb and tingaling in them and it takes me hours to warm up - usually only working when I get into a warm bath and get a stinging sensation when the feeling returns to them. I even get this in the warm summer months and find I sually need to wear a jumper even in the summer. Although I can find on occations I overheat rapidly for no reason. I have been to the GP many times but always get told its just to do with poor circulation but after seeing the show I wonder if it is Raynaud’s Syndrome? I also get very weak and dizzy and didn't know if this had anything to do with this symdrome or not? Are there any treatments availible as I hate feeling so cold all the time. :( Please Help!





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    hi i am 22 year old female, i have recently been diagnosed with Reynauds syndrome after my fiance saw the show and going to my gp, (i just thought i was cold), anyway my gp gave me this website to look up, www.raynauds.org.uk it has all the information on Raynauds syndrome you could ask for, plus if that does not help you they have a phone number where you can talk to someone about this condition and you can order a free information pack. I hope this helps. :). xx

    hi im 16 and was diagnosed with raynauds as well as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) which i got as a byproduct of a genetic condition. See if lying flat helps to relieve the cold and blue extremeties and dizziness, then look up POTS on wikipedia and see if u have any of the other symptoms, hope this helps

    hello im 13 years old and im almost certain i have raynaud's. My hands are nearly almost of the time really cold and the tips of my fingers really hurt and they get orange dots all over. I dnt get it in my feet as much but they are almost all the time cold is this raynaud's?.





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    ima 15 and i think i have raynauds and my fingers get really cold and just one finger on either hand goes really white and numb, then the colour turns red and my finger starts to sting and is painful, this even happens when I wear gloves and when people see see my hands they call me a freak and say whats p with you hands and it is rather embrassing please help





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    Mittens are so much better than gloves as the fingers help to warm each other.

    You shouldn't feel embarassed about it I've had raynauds since i was born, I'm now 18, because its hereditary!! I just laugh it off and say "hey look im a ghost". Just take it on the chin and ignore them, its not as embarassing as you probably think, just gotta look a little weird in summer with "extra layers" and two pairs of wooly tights and things like that. I have bright pink fingerless gloves! I totally understand what you are going through and it is tough and annoying but you've got to persevre with it! Oh and the best thing to do is go up to someone when they arent expecting it and put your hands on their face!! :D I hope this has helped a little.

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    my hands are always cold it doesnt really matter if iam in a cold sorrounding area or if iam touching something cold they are always cold. People do not want to touch my hands because they get so cold. they also look kinda like a dead persons hand.They get all speckled and white red brownish color. The coldness is mainly in my fingertips but i also have hyperhidrosis and they sweat constently even when they are freezing.





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    Hi, I am 16 years old, and I always have cold hands. Every time my boyfriend goes to hold my hands he always says your hands are freezing and tries to warm them up, but it never works. my hands do go a bit white and are always cold, and I am a smoker,could I have raynarud's syndrome and should I stop smoking to help this?





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    I am 14 yrs old and I have noticed that from the age of 6 I have had really cold hands. My hand are always a deep red colour. In cold places my hands turn blue, like when i'm outside. My hands, in winter, swell up and then i can't even curl my hands up into a fist. I am very worried and not sure what to do. Do i have Raynaud’s Syndrome or is it somehting else?





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    It sounds like you do have Raynaud's. i'm 25 and have had the same problem for years where i can't even bend my fingers as it hurts so much. Went to the doctors and was told not alot can be done for Raynaud's, but best thing is to try and keep them warm. try not to worry, so many people suffer from this.

    raynauld's doesn't make your hands sweaty it does the opposite and you get really cold hands that go blue and patchy. see your GP i was told at 15 just have to keep my hands warm through out the winter months or when its cold

    Sounds a lot like Raynauds. I am 32 now and I have only known about my Raynauds condition for a year now. The thing about Raynauds is it kinda has an off and on button at its own desire. As a teen I too had cold numb hands but I lived in New Mexico nights there were cold cold and I ignored it. I participated in a lot of sports and same thing! The trick is it is also a mind control solution. Breathe deeper so your blood can flow and try keep your hands warm. Avoid touching freezing things because that triggers a phenomenon which is a cold attack. If you try stay warm relax more it helps. If you play a lot of video games that might trigger your cold numb attacks. Icy hot often helps I used that a lot for sports when I had no knowledge of raynauds. However ts like to your parents and seeing a doctor will also help. Raynauds wont put breaks on you or your life stay positive and alwats find the will to enjoy your everyday life cold hands or warm hands! Best of luck!!

    hi, ive had this since i was born and im now 20yrs old, when i was a baby my hands and feet use be blue or purple all the time and as i got older i still always get really cold hands and feet even if ive been wearing socks and ive just taken them off my feet can be cold and my hands will go purple just sitting in a room or blue when im walking, during the summer i can also still get cold. i always have to wrap up in my snuggie or one suit at home and sometimes keep my coat on in college and at my job. i have no idea why i was born with it.





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    my hands go wild colours when it's cold or i do exercise, it doesn't even need to be very cold for them to get like that. they go colours like blue and purple and have orange patches. they can also just go really blotchy with different colours. and when i put my hands into fists, where my knuckle bones are, the skin goes white where the bone is pressing on the skin. whenever i touch my hands, it leaves them white for a while after i take my hands away. this is the same for my feet. i always put this down to bad circulation but it could be raynuads?





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    hi , i was diagnosed with raynauds syndrome at seven yrs old im 22 now, what your describing is spot on classic symptoms,it is more than likely that you have it but its nothing to worry about , although it can be uncomfortable at times and there is no definitive treatment the best i can offer is take up moderate excersise to help with circulation, smoking is a big no no as i only realised after i quit that it had made the episodes worse, also natural supplements such as ginger extract help, ask your doctor to check you for rhumatoid arthritus as it can be the cause for some peoples raynauds, hope this helps :-)

    Hi, I have exactly the same thing but it seems to appear mostly on my arms and legs!I also find that scars and bruises,even those from a cat scratch or a graze will last for a really long time! I find if I stand say at the sink to wash up my legs go blotchy and kind of itchy?!I went to my GP and he told me it was Raynauds!

    I'm 15 and i have chilblains on my two index fingers, my hands and feet are permently cold and i cant do anything to change it, even when its hot my hands are cold. my GP said i should wear gloves to keep my hands warm when i last had chilbalins 2 months ago and they didnt do anything. Now i have chilblains again in the same place and i cant bend my fingers. My doctor said i cant do anything to stop it.

    ello i need help my hands are sweaty and cold i dn't know whats wrong with them everytime i go 2 school people stare at me and say oh my god you have got very sweaty and cold hands i really don't know whats wrong so please help me i hate having cold and sweaty hands





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    With that disease ur hands turn white though. Im not sure why but my hands are always cold. I can have gloves on and it still feels like my hand where in the icebox,but they aren't white. Both my hands and feet are cold, but lately its been starting to hurt. I have been looking into it and most people just say were gloves. Not only does it not help but im a student so as busy as i am i cant wear gloves all the time. Any advice?





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    Hi, I am 14 and since I was about 7 or 8 (around that) I had noticed that when I was too warm (which tends to be a lot of the time) my hands, feet and underarms get pretty sweaty and tend to go bright red (no the underarms obv.), this is so embarrassing especially when I'm in school and my hands are dripping with sweat all over my work. I hate this and it happens often, but when I am cold my hands and toes go either red or purple/blue and I have had this since I was a baby (apparently). I was just wondering if anyone had similar symtoms and if my self-diagnosis is correct - i think i might have Hyperhydrosis and Raynaud's syndrome :( If anyone has any tips to prevent or lessen my symtoms (especially for the Hyperhydrosis) It would be appreciated greatly :) My granda might have the Raynaud's Syndrone if that might be connected to me bacause he gets really cold hands and if he enters a warm room when he has been in the cold, he used to faint but thankfully he doesn't really do that anymore :) Please help /:





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    raynauld's doesn't make your hands sweaty it does the opposite and you get really cold hands that go blue and patchy. see your GP i was told at 15 just have to keep my hands warm through out the winter months or when its cold

    Yes I know that it doesn't make your hands sweaty that why i think i have both Hyperhydrosis and Raynaud's syndrome because i either have really cold hands or really sweaty and it is so embarrassing in school :( thanks for commenting though :)

    I'm 14 but have been diagnosed with Raynuad's since I was a baby. I often get freezing cold hands which go white from the middle of my fingers to the tips. My feet often get cold too but not as much. Ive never been put on tablets as I seem to be able to control it by always wearing socks (including to bed) and keeping my hands warm with gloves. I cant go out in extreme cold though withough lots of gloves and socks as my fingers/feet can get extremely cold. If you think you have Raynaud's you should visit your GP and mention Raynaud's to him/her. Hope this has been helpful xx





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    I'm 15, and have just gotten diagnosed with raynauds, which wasnt a big surprise because it runs in my family, so i have been getting advice from family members. the biggest problem though is that i have been having alot of trouble at school regards to going outside at lunch and dinner and doing p.e because they either wont let me get my gloves at lunch and dinner, and I'm not allowed to wear them during p.e due to health and safety risks. do you have any advice for me??

    Hiya Kelly, the only thing i could suggest would be to let ur guidance teacher or head teacher know about the condition and to let ur teachers know that your not just wearing gloves to be difficult. With regards to problems wearing gloves at lunch and eating, just ignore comments, in cold weather you can just say ur hands are cold. If the comments are really bothering you, you should also let ur guidance/head teacher know and see if theres anything he/she can do. Shannon xxx

    I believe I have Raynauds It has actually gotten worse over the years. I feel it in my hands and arms more than anything especially when I hold something cold it takes just a few minutes to have my hands swell to the point i feel like there going to explode.My fingers turn white then very red when the swelling goes down. It takes about an hour to go down and even then my hands don't feel the same for awhile. They hurt to the touch. This happens to my arms as well if I'm holding something cold. I think it's about time i go see the doc.





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    hi im 14 and my hands are most of the time really sweaty. not when im at home but when im anywhere else and its not nice because when i hold hands with someone and they have cold hands i just have sweaty hands and the longer we hold hands the worse it gets. but its other times im worryed about to becasuse it just happnes , and my friends notice it even if they dont touch my hand for even a second . what shall i do ?





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    When ever my hands touch anything cold or I'm outside and the weather is cold or windy my hands swell up quite badly. It becomes very difficult and painful to bend my fingers. This has been happening for the last two years now and I am worried that it is going to continure for the rest of my life. I am 23 years old. Thankyou Aran





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    i have really sweaty hands but thier always ice cold i cant feel them cold or sweaty but if i touch someone theyd say eeer your hands are wet or oh your hand are freezing my feet are the same it is real embarrising because people in my classes bully me n call me names i get really upset





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    I was born with freezing cold hands. When I'm in temperatures that are at least around 20 degrees my hands look like I walked out a freezer. If the temperature is any lower than 10 degrees my hands turn purple/blue and have orange patches on top. The bad thing about this is in summer when my friends use my hands as ice packs





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    I am 15 nealy 16 I have sweaty hands all the time. My teachers always asak why my hands are saturated with sweat and why my paper Is so wet I'm. At collage its so embracing when I give my friends high fives and they all ways say the same question which is why are your hands so wet. My hole body sweats espically my hands they even do when its freezing cold its so embracing I'm to scared to shake a girls or guys hands with my sweet problem please help me What should I do





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    Samuel, your teacher is certainly not educated!! and rude to boot.. Anxiety, keep it in check it makes it worst. Your condition is very very very prevelant. Go and talk to a Dermitologist and get a better understanding of why this is happening and the options to suit you. The water treatment with electric currents, but recently they have been placing a drug into the water and finding it gives a far better result than the original way. Try Dri Chlor over the counter specialized roll on product for the hands. Applied at night prior to be, then place some gloves on or cotton socks over your hands. Do this 3 or 4 nights straight. Sorbeline with glisterne if it gets to dry during day, as you dont want to crack your skin. Your feet,but NIVEA SILVER ION antipersperate and spray and let dry on your feet. Its is the silver in it that what stops it. Samuel, dont be embarrassed about shaking hands, just say politely you rather not and tell them why and be light hearted about it. It is not the 18 century anymore, people are more open, knowledgeable (except your teacher, cant get over that, sorry) and accepting of the differences between us. We dont hide people away anymore. Samuel get up and out and SHINE.

    my hands are what most annoys me because i cant hold my boyfriends hand and its awkward. ive had sweaty hands as long as i can remember im 17 now. I think its genetic because my dad had sweaty hands when he was younger too but it has gone over time.My sister has really cold sweaty hands and shes 22. I really just want to get rid of it, I hate when people make nasty comments I cant help it. Please help





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    Try product call dri chlor , available at chemist . My daughter same, and this roll on type application works for her.

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    My mate has really sweaty hands even when she is cold or at normal body temperature! she doesnt sweat loads anywhere else just her hands! she has tried creams towels etc; nothing seems to help her her hands drip like she has just put them in a bowl of water her boyfriend also comments on it .. bless her ! please help her and reply a.s.a.p.





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