Spring 2023 RA Q&A Recently we introduced a new column called RA Q&A where we share our responses to inquiries about Raynaud’s, symptoms, products, treatments, and more.  Here is our Spring 2023 RA Q&A column.  Hope the information in our RA Q&A articles is proving helpful to fellow Frosties! 

I have been diagnosed with Raynaud’s and I even get little sores on my fingertips.  I work in the frozen food section of a grocery store.  I always wore gloves, but they do little to help.  Would putting hand warmers in my gloves work, or is there anything else I can do to protect my fingers while I work in the freezers? 

Thanks for your inquiry.  A few responses to your question:  First, not to lecture, but hope you know that working in a frozen foods section is to be avoided for someone with Raynaud’s.  Raynaud’s tends to be a conditioned response.  So, the more attacks you have, the more likely you are to have more frequent attacks