Yes, children get Raynaud’s too and not just when they’re
exposed to cold weather conditions. According to Dr Thomas Lehman,1
who has treated children with Raynaud’s in 80+ degree weather, there are a
number of factors that can trigger a Raynaud’s attack. Emotional events such
as embarrassment or anxiety can also cause the “clamping down” of blood
vessels and altering of blood flow to the hands and feet.
It’s not easy watching your child’s finger tips turn
white, red or purple in normal comfortable temperatures. But it doesn’t
necessarily mean they have an underlying medical condition like lupus or
scleroderma. Obviously, it would be wise to have a pediatric rheumatologist
who is familiar with Raynaud’s symptoms to examine your child and determine
the severity of their condition.
There are common sense steps parents can take to help
guard their child against the painful and potentially damaging consequences
of Raynaud’s. Make sure there are dressed warm and be aware of what can
prompt the condition. Like stress, coming in contact with the cold items or
even air conditioning.
Prolotex Therapy gloves and socks emit far infrared rays
that gently penetrate the soft tissues of the hands and feet. Far infrared
rays have been proven to be safe and effective in dilating blood vessels and
capillaries as well as increasing microcirculation. That’s why Prolotex
products can help guard against vasospasms caused by Raynaud’s.
Prolotex Kids gloves and the small sizes of the Open Fingertip gloves, the
Socks and Wristbands will fit most kids hands and feet.