Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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How Can I Treat My Cold Hands?

Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 10:57 AM

Question: I have Raynaud’s syndrome which causes my hands to be painfully cold. I’ve heard that some supplements may help, including cod liver oil, B-6, and niacin. What do you think?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

The supplements you mention are ineffective for Raynaud’s syndrome. But save your money and see your doctor for an evaluation of Raynaud’s, so as you can be sure this is not a sign of an underlying autoimmune or cryoglobulin disorder.

In the meantime, be sure to protect your hands from cold by wearing gloves or mittens in cold weather.

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Supplements can help treat cold hands, but it might be wise to check with a doctor first.
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