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Raynaud's Phenomenon

 

One third of lupus patients exhibit an unusual sign, referred to as Raynaud's phenomenon, in which fingers tirn red, white & blue in response to stress or cold.
It may be observed in the fingers, feet, tip of the nose & outsides of the ears.

There are many other causes of Raynaud's, & it can be seen in most other rheumatic autoimmune diseases, & also on its own.

Medications can be prescribed that increase the flow of the blood to the hands.

Preventative measures should be taken, such as wearing gloves, avoiding cold environments, not smoking, & using hand warmers.

  

 
 

 

 
 

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