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Suggest treatment for numbness in the fingers

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Posted on Sat, 23 Jul 2016
Question: Although I have Raynaud's in the winter, I am now experiencing numbness to all my fingers and it hurts/burns worse than Raynaud's. My hands are warm when this happens-when I'm driving,when I'm sleeping it will wake me up.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
if underlying cause ruled out, may need to consider nifedipine

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Raynauds can be primary (no cause for the raynauds found) or secondary (there is an underlying disease or problem).

As you mentioned cold can provoke symptoms of raynauds, though emotional stress is also another aggravating factor.

In most cases of primary raynauds there is no progression/worsening of symptoms. This is more likely if there is an underlying disease.

If you have already been thoroughly assessed (by examination and blood tests) and no underlying condition has been found then you may need to consider the use of medication to control the raynauds eg medication from a family of medication called calcium channel blockers , usually nifedipine.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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Brief Answer: if underlying cause ruled out, may need to consider nifedipine Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Raynauds can be primary (no cause for the raynauds found) or secondary (there is an underlying disease or problem). As you mentioned cold can provoke symptoms of raynauds, though emotional stress is also another aggravating factor. In most cases of primary raynauds there is no progression/worsening of symptoms. This is more likely if there is an underlying disease. If you have already been thoroughly assessed (by examination and blood tests) and no underlying condition has been found then you may need to consider the use of medication to control the raynauds eg medication from a family of medication called calcium channel blockers , usually nifedipine. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions