Mechanism behind carpal tunnel syndrome in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted February 21 My rheumatologist suggested that I put a good lotion on my hands; to use a large amount then put vinyl gloves before bed and keep them on night. They are much softer and my Raynaud's is much better also. If I am going to be outside I put vinyl gloves under my knitted gloves and also wearing mittens. Between the two my hands stay nice and toasty warm. Before I got scleroderma I worked in the cold, learning a lot about keeping warm.