It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Skin Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-22-2003, 09:27 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: devon
Posts: 1
francesca321 HB User
Question skin turns blue when cold

About 5 or 6 years ago, certain areas of my skin began turning an unflattering shade of blue when I became cold. It's mostly a problem when it's freezing out (i.e., winter) however it can be as *mild* as 50 degrees F and I will still turn blue. My problem areas concern my toes, feet, nailbeds and, most embarassingly, my face. My face bothers me the most for obvious reasons... I can't cover it up! It's not just my lips that turn blue/purple but also my chin, forehead, nose-- the works. And not only is it blue but it is splotchy because of discolorment from previous acne (that you can't see when i'm not cold). My doctor says i have RAYNAUDS DISEASE, but that doesn't explain my face! I have never heard of cases where ppl's entire FACES turn BLUE. Other than that, I am an attractive young college woman who is not underweight (120lbs and 5'5) and with no blood or heart problems (like cyanosis) so i can't figure this out. i need the blue to stop! if anyone has advice (please don't tell me to bundle up, it doesn't help) or experience, please respond, i would APPRECIATE it so much.

THANKS!

ps... i live in boston so that complicates things just a tad

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 05-25-2003, 12:05 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,434
poreoilyme HB User
Post

Your doctor was right.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Scared of getting skin cancer BigL Cancer: Skin 15 08-25-2008 10:09 AM
Blue above lips, not go away, skin cancer worry prokureur Cancer: Skin 2 08-17-2008 01:48 AM
discoloration of skin turns red when cold debra leader Skin Problems 0 06-04-2008 07:15 PM
Blotchy skin? Skigomaniac Skin Problems 0 08-31-2005 11:28 AM
My Very weird skin B5, oily skin etc etc Assailant Acne 0 05-29-2004 02:17 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:38 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!