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#21 Snowbird

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:36 AM

Wow everybody....this has been an enlightening conversation topic for me....so many variations....and Shelley, ouch it would be!! I find it really interesting that even the hot weather causes this to happen...I would have never guessed that...always assumed it had to be cold/damp.

Mary, that was an interesting read to say the least...and I'de have to agree with you on freaky...but I'de still be curious enough to check it out at a science museum too now that you've mentioned it....

Thanks everyone!
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Posted 17 June 2009 - 04:41 PM

Yesterday at lunch my husband noticed my fingers were blue. Of course his usual comment "How can your hands be cold in the middle of summer?" He checked and the temperature in the house was 75 degrees. I was wearing fleece so my body was quite warm but yet my hands were still cold to the touch as well as the Raynaud's purple finger tips.

So just for fun I got out our thermometer. We have the infrared type where you can get the temperature by just scanning the surface. We tested at my forehead and it was 97.5 degrees. We tested my fingers and they were 77 degrees! As we moved up my arm my temperature increased. So I guess it has to be really, really warm for those little blood vessels in the fingers to stay open enough to allow for adequate circulation.

We're all just a big science experiment!

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