The doctor will ask about symptoms and health past. A physical exam will be done. The doctor may suspect Raynaud based on the symptoms. Symptoms may not be present at an appointment. A cold stimulation test may be done to start an attack. It will let the doctor see symptoms. Other tests may be done to look for a cause.
Raynaud cannot be cured. Treatment can help to lower the number of attacks and decrease how severe they are. Treating any related health problem will help to manage secondary Raynaud.
Management of both types of Raynaud may include:
Learning what triggers symptoms. Taking steps to avoid them.
Raynauds phenomenon. Cedars Sinai website. Available at: http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Health-Conditions/Raynauds-Phenomenon.aspx. Accessed September 10, 2019.
Raynaud's phenomenom. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Raynauds_Phenomenon/raynauds_phenomenon_ff.pdf. Accessed September 10, 2019.
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Last Updated: 1/16/2020
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