When it comes to living with Raynaud’s, most physicians will advise Raynaud’s sufferers that the best treatment is to avoid the cold. That’s easier said than done, however.

To date, there is no cure for Raynaud’s. Treatments and medications have improved in recent years, but for many sufferers such measures only “take the edge off” the severity of the pain.

In cold climates, we still have to step outdoors to get to work, shop, and attend to our daily chores. There’s no escape in warmer climates either, where air conditioning is often kept at frigid temperatures in stores, offices, schools and other public places. And many of us enjoy outdoor activities and sports; and we don’t want to give these up.

Family members, friends and co-workers may not appreciate how painful Raynaud’s attacks can be. They may resent your requests to shut the door, close the windows, and turn down (or turn off) the air conditionin