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Posted by carmen h on 10/26/02 at 17:16 (098407)

What could cause heat hypersensitivity besides nerve damage?
And only for a short period of time after the heat is removed?

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Dr Zuckerman on 10/27/02 at 10:07 (098426)

Please explain what you mean by heat hysensitivity. You could have Raynaud's syndrome.

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carmen h on 10/27/02 at 12:21 (098428)

Well I looked up Raynauds...and mostly all it talked about was cold feet.
When I take a hot bath...my feet are sensitive. They don't 'hurt' they just feel weird. I can't explain it.
What do you know about Raynauds?

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carmen h on 10/27/02 at 12:35 (098429)

I got the info below and read some more sites and they all say the same thing...
I don't have any response to cold...my hands and fingers are completely normal at all times and nothing changes color at all.
Any other ideas??

Raynaud's Phenomenon
Symptoms

The hands, feet, nose, and ears can be affected by Raynaud's phenomenon. Raynaud's may affect one finger or several. (The thumb is not affected as often as the fingers.)

In response to cold, stress, or other triggers, the affected areas may:

Feel cold or numb, as if they have fallen asleep.
Turn white in color and then, as warming begins, change to blue and red or change directly from white to red.
Turn blue, then red with warming. As colors develop, the affected areas may throb, ache, tingle, or feel cold or numb.

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Dr Zuckerman on 10/27/02 at 13:23 (098434)

It could be a form of Raynaud's/ I wouldn't worry about this form of sensitively. Just avoid extreme hot water if possible.

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Dr. David S. Wander on 10/27/02 at 15:50 (098440)

In my opinion, this does not sound anything like Raynauds. Raynaud's is usually associated with exposure to cold. There are many 'vasospastic' disorders that can cause an increase in sensitivity during exposure to heat. This can be from a release of histamine, though there is usually itching associated with this. It can also be from a local increase in the blood flow to the capillaries or can be a sensitivity of the nerves. Regardless, if you are concerned you should have it checked out by a professional. Medications and supplements (such as niacin) can also cause similar symptoms. Additionally, many patients that have had a history of sunburn or frostbite to the feet can experience sensitivity to heat. Do yourself a favor and get it checked out!

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carmen h on 10/27/02 at 19:01 (098451)

Thanks you guys...I appreciate your input. I thought Raynauds was a long shot but worth looking into.
I am going to ask for another test on my nerves....
Other than the hot bath this sensitivity doesn't occur.
VERY weird..and annoying more than anything.

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Dr Zuckerman on 10/27/02 at 19:26 (098452)

I doubt that this is serious but you should take the advice of Dr. Wander and have it checked out. Increase blood flow to the skin after exposure to cold, such as cold floor tile may be a cause. Like I said I doubt it is a raynaud snydrome but get it checked out by a foot specialist and bring your bath tub with you to the doctor office.

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carmen h on 10/27/02 at 19:29 (098456)

It's not COLD that bothers me though...it's HOT water. This is what I was saying...I don't think it's raynauds at all....nothing cold bothers me.
The tubs awful big...perhaps he has one there?

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Dr Zuckerman on 10/27/02 at 19:38 (098459)

What I was saying was that your feet are cold and then you exposure to heat and that may be the problem. Maybe if your stay off the cold tile floors if you have them this would resolve the problem. I too doubt it is raynaud's or anything serious.

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carmen h on 10/28/02 at 08:18 (098475)

I see!!! I actually wear shoes from the floor to the shower...I haven't gone barefoot in 17 months.
But I am going to check my feet next time I get into the tub...see of they are cold before getting hit with the hot water.....
Thanks!
It's annoying more than anything...

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Dr Zuckerman on 10/27/02 at 10:07 (098426)

Please explain what you mean by heat hysensitivity. You could have Raynaud's syndrome.

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carmen h on 10/27/02 at 12:21 (098428)

Well I looked up Raynauds...and mostly all it talked about was cold feet.
When I take a hot bath...my feet are sensitive. They don't 'hurt' they just feel weird. I can't explain it.
What do you know about Raynauds?

Re: one more thing

carmen h on 10/27/02 at 12:35 (098429)

I got the info below and read some more sites and they all say the same thing...
I don't have any response to cold...my hands and fingers are completely normal at all times and nothing changes color at all.
Any other ideas??

Raynaud's Phenomenon
Symptoms

The hands, feet, nose, and ears can be affected by Raynaud's phenomenon. Raynaud's may affect one finger or several. (The thumb is not affected as often as the fingers.)

In response to cold, stress, or other triggers, the affected areas may:

Feel cold or numb, as if they have fallen asleep.
Turn white in color and then, as warming begins, change to blue and red or change directly from white to red.
Turn blue, then red with warming. As colors develop, the affected areas may throb, ache, tingle, or feel cold or numb.

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Dr Zuckerman on 10/27/02 at 13:23 (098434)

It could be a form of Raynaud's/ I wouldn't worry about this form of sensitively. Just avoid extreme hot water if possible.

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Dr. David S. Wander on 10/27/02 at 15:50 (098440)

In my opinion, this does not sound anything like Raynauds. Raynaud's is usually associated with exposure to cold. There are many 'vasospastic' disorders that can cause an increase in sensitivity during exposure to heat. This can be from a release of histamine, though there is usually itching associated with this. It can also be from a local increase in the blood flow to the capillaries or can be a sensitivity of the nerves. Regardless, if you are concerned you should have it checked out by a professional. Medications and supplements (such as niacin) can also cause similar symptoms. Additionally, many patients that have had a history of sunburn or frostbite to the feet can experience sensitivity to heat. Do yourself a favor and get it checked out!

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carmen h on 10/27/02 at 19:01 (098451)

Thanks you guys...I appreciate your input. I thought Raynauds was a long shot but worth looking into.
I am going to ask for another test on my nerves....
Other than the hot bath this sensitivity doesn't occur.
VERY weird..and annoying more than anything.

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Dr Zuckerman on 10/27/02 at 19:26 (098452)

I doubt that this is serious but you should take the advice of Dr. Wander and have it checked out. Increase blood flow to the skin after exposure to cold, such as cold floor tile may be a cause. Like I said I doubt it is a raynaud snydrome but get it checked out by a foot specialist and bring your bath tub with you to the doctor office.

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carmen h on 10/27/02 at 19:29 (098456)

It's not COLD that bothers me though...it's HOT water. This is what I was saying...I don't think it's raynauds at all....nothing cold bothers me.
The tubs awful big...perhaps he has one there?

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Dr Zuckerman on 10/27/02 at 19:38 (098459)

What I was saying was that your feet are cold and then you exposure to heat and that may be the problem. Maybe if your stay off the cold tile floors if you have them this would resolve the problem. I too doubt it is raynaud's or anything serious.

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carmen h on 10/28/02 at 08:18 (098475)

I see!!! I actually wear shoes from the floor to the shower...I haven't gone barefoot in 17 months.
But I am going to check my feet next time I get into the tub...see of they are cold before getting hit with the hot water.....
Thanks!
It's annoying more than anything...