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My rheumatologist diagnosed me with primary Raynaud's for

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My rheumatologist diagnosed me with primary Raynaud's for numbness in extremities in the cold, but these extremities just get red, never white or blue. Also they feel itchy and a little bit red and sore in warm weather too. Could it be erythemalgia instead or in addition to Raynaud's?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

This is Dr. David

yes, you could have Erythromelalgia, or Mitchell's disease which is a rare vascular peripheral pain disorder in which blood vessels, usually in the lower extremities or hands are episodically blocked and then become hyperemic, red and inflamed

Raynaud's is exacerbated mostly in the cold

Erythromelalgia is a difficult condition to diagnose as there are no specific tests available