For patients with scleroderma and Raynaud's, the winter season can be tricky to navigate with dry and sensitive skin. When the cold weather starts to ravage joints, skin and more, maintaining a high quality of life is important for keeping us grounded!
- Gloves: always keep a pair of these handy and try popping hand warmers inside to keep your fingers extra toasty.
- Deep Heat Pads: if your joints get sorer as the weather gets colder, then try investing in a batch of deep heat pads. I stick these to my hips whenever I go out in the colder to reduce any pain.
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If you would like information on how scleroderma affects different parts of the body, please visit: Scleroderma and your body
Information and advice for managing scleroderma can be found here: 6 tips for self-management