Symptoms of Raynauds include fingers that turn pale or white then blue when exposed to cold, or during stress or emotional upset. They then red when the hands are warmed. Managing Raynauds includes avoiding cold, dressing warmly, and stopping smoking.
What is the difference between Raynauds disease and Raynauds syndrome?
Primary Raynauds(or Raynauds disease) happens without any other illness behind it. The symptoms are often mild. Secondary Raynauds (Raynauds syndrome, Raynauds phenomenon) results from another illness. Its often a condition that attacks your bodys connective tissues, like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
How do you know if youve got Raynauds?
Signs and symptoms of Raynauds disease include: Cold fingers or toes. Color changes in your skin in response to cold or stress. Numb, prickly feeling or stinging pain upon warming or stress relief.
What color is Raynauds?
Raynauds phenomenon is a condition in which the fingers (and less often, the toes) turn different colors (white, blue and red) because of exposure to certain factors such as cold or stress. Patients may have discomfort or a “pins and needles” sensation when the fingers change color.