What is Raynaud's
Get the facts on Raynaud’s phenomenon symptoms
Having a child diagnosed with Raynaud's phenomenon is worrying, but be reassured that it is usually a mild and manageable condition.
In teenagers, Raynaud's is very common, often presenting around puberty. Symptoms do seem to improve as they get older – this may be down to treatment, adjustment in lifestyle or hormonal changes, especially in adolescence.
Babies and young children can also develop Raynaud's, although it is rare. For many young children diagnosed with Raynaud's, it is little more than a nuisance. But as it isn't a common disease at this stage in life, it is always best to ask your doctor for further tests to rule out an underlying cause.
Managing Raynaud's symptoms in children
Here are some tips on coping with Raynaud's in children and young people:
The advice for managing childhood Raynaud's is much the same as it is for adults, so do take a look at our managing Raynaud's page.
Read about Amy, a teenager who has had Raynaud's since early childhood.