Viewer Question:Once a person is diagnosed with Raynaud, does it ever go away?
Doctor's Response:Raynaud phenomenon is generally a chronic condition with a waxing and waning course. Typically, it worsens in the winter and eases in the summer.
Nevertheless, just as Raynaud phenomenon can come on suddenly, it can resolve spontaneously suddenly. This particularly occurs when a person with Raynaud phenomenon stops smoking or discontinues a medication associated with the condition.
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