Hand warming as a treatment for Raynaud's phenomenon in systemic sclerosis.


Twelve patients with Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) due to systemic sclerosis (SS) warmed their hands for 5 min in hand hot water every 4 h throughout the day during alternate weeks of a 6-week study. There was a statistically significant decrease in the number and duration of Raynaud's attacks in the weeks in which warming was performed compared with the… (More)