Hi, I self-diagnosed myself with Raynaud's a few years ago (the GP agrees but hasn't run any tests) but it's been getting worse and for the last 2-3 yrs my only respite has been for a couple of months in the Summer. Rapid temp changes usually trigger my attacks (e.g. getting into a hot shower when I am cold) and I try to manage the condition with warm clothes and gloves but take no medication. Following an attack when my fingers turn white for anything up to an hour I seem to develop red, hard, raised sore areas over my fingers which are painful, itchy and sometimes blister and they persist for a week or more (in the past the skin has broken open on some of them too). They are usually on the sides and tops of my fingers and sometimes on the finger tips. At the moment I have 8 on my left hand, 5 on my right and 5 on my toes. I've tried to find info about them online but most of the symptoms seem to focus on the blood loss and numbness and not on the symptoms which persist after the attack. Are these 'sores' common in Raynaud's and does anyone have any suggestions to manage them? I would prefer to use something topical rather than long term tablets so any suggestions are welcome, thanks!
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