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Blue Hand

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  • Posted By: litedelights
  • October 24, 2008
  • 00:00 AM

My daughter's right hand turns blue and swells up. It only happens when the temperature gets colder. (It just started again this week.) Warm compresses do not help. When it first started (2 yrs ago) she was diagnosed with Vasomotor Instability. Now the diagnosis is Chilblains. She does not have any type of sores or ulcers. It comes out of no where and her hand literally turns blue and swells from her wrist to all her fingers. Doctor's say it's not Raynaud's. They do the fingernail test and its ok. Chiropractic treatment does seem to help but not instantly. It comes out of no where and stays for a while. Earlier this year she had to get a sterroid injection because the swelling was so bad. I don't think the doctor's know what it is so it's just a guessing game to see what works. She was just put on an anti-inflammatory. It's awful to see. She has freaked out just about every teacher at school and really freaked out the basketball coach last year. (She is not playing any sports right now.) My daughter is in pain and I don't know what to do. Any suggestions are welcomed!

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