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Faced numbness, tingling in fingers and lips. Can cold cause this?

recently my son of 18 years faced numbness, tingling in his fingers and lips while travelling in car in quite cold AC car. There was fog outside. It was in ghat section , with lots of road turns. He had sat on the hands for quite a long time too. He had the problem for 10 mins, He could not talk as his lips were tingling
Asked On : Wed, 4 Jul 2012
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hello there!
yes cold can cause such symptoms. when the temperature gets down the peripheral supply of blood gets decreased and it is the blood which keeps the extremities warm, on their blood supply reduction because of vascular constriction they cahnge the color to bluish cyanosis with tingling and pain even. if it is every year trouble it is an autonomic hyperactivity called raynaurds phenomenon, that also need needs keeping the extremity warm and application of some topical vasodilators like nitroglycerine cream and TADA.
cheers, there is nothing serious to worry about every 3rd person gets these symptoms. its almost natural
Answered: Sun, 20 Oct 2013
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