Raynaud's Disease Home Care
Home care for Raynaud's disease includes:
- Stop smoking.
- Avoid smoke from others.
- Avoid exposure to cold temperatures.
- Avoid injuries to the fingers or toes.
- Dress warmly:
- Wear gloves or mittens.
- When symptoms occur:
- Soak the hands or feet in a warm water bath for 5 minutes.
- Avoid medications that trigger Raynaud's disease:
- Acetaminophen for pain
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
Raynaud's Disease Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have Raynaud's disease and any of the following:
Continue to Raynaud's Disease Prevention
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