What is included in the treatment of Raynaud phenomenon in CREST syndrome?

Updated: Oct 05, 2020
  • Author: Jeanie C Yoon, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The following therapeutic ladder is suggested for the treatment of patients with Raynaud phenomenon:

  • Reduce and remove risk factors and triggers. Stop smoking, avoid beta-blockers, and avoid any remediable underlying cause (eg, use of vibratory equipment). [113]
  • Teach hand and body warming activities.
  • Administer long-acting formulations of calcium channel blockers.
  • Add topical nitroglycerin paste to this regimen if required.

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