Cold Stimulation Test

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

A cold stimulation test entails putting your fingers in an ice water bath to locate out if you have Raynaud's syndrome. Raynaud's syndrome, also referred to as Raynaud's disease or Raynaud's phenomenon, is a condition that causes brief episodes where little or no blood streams to certain components of your body after exposure to cold or in some cases stress. When an episode happens, your skin may really feel cold and numb. It might also make your skin turn blue or white. There are two forms of Raynaud's disorder: Primary Raynaud's, a rather common and mild problem. The majority of people with primary Raynaud's syndrome can handle their symptoms without clinical treatment. Symptoms might include skin ulcers or skin infections. Secondary Raynaud's is most frequently triggered by another medical condition. Connective tissue diseases influence blood circulation to organs and cells. They mostly impact fingers and toes and consist of: Skin that transforms white or blue; Skin that is numb and excruciating; Skin that takes a very long time to heat up after exposure.

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