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    THAMMRICH posted:
    My 15 year old daughter came in tonight and her toes were just purple. She always has had poor circulation in her hands...always cold but tonight I noticed her toes and they were freezing. She said she didn't think they were cold. When she takes a shower her hands and feet are red when she gets out. Is this a sign of something? It is concerning.
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    We7Johnsons responded:
    I have no reply other than I, too, have a 15yo girl. I looked down at her bare feet today and they were purple looking except a white spot on the middle of a middle toe. It's actually the white spot I noticed first. It looked like when you tan around a piece of clothing, but her feet don't look tan. They look blue and purple. I'm hoping someone will reply to the above post. She hasn't been complaining about being cold and she is stubborn about not wearing a jacket and even wearing flip flops in winter. She doesn't complain of being hot either.
     
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    kellyrmaher responded:
    Some of these symptoms, especially the bluish/purple tinge and the white spot, sound characteristic of Raynaud's phenomenon. "Raynaud's disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body ? such as your fingers, toes, tip of your nose and your ears ? to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. In Raynaud's disease, arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas." (MayoClinic online) There isn't really much you can do about it, except try to avoid excessively cold environments that may trigger an attack. Hope this helps!


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