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Cold Hands and Feet

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Comment from: 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 10

My grandson (10 years old) was skiing and waiting in line for his turn to race down the hill. After his first run, he came up to me. He was crying from the cold in his hands. He couldn't warm them up. I rubbed his hands with my own warm hands, had him put his hands inside my coat, and told him to keep shaking his hands in order to increase the blood flow. After a while his hands warmed up, and he was ok for his second run downhill.

Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine

REFERENCE:

Braunwald, Eugene, et al. "Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine." 18th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2011.

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