If lifestyle changes don't control your Raynaud's symptoms, you may need to seek medications or surgery. While there is not a current FDA approved medication specifically for Raynaud's, medicines that are used to improve blood flow may help.

Examples of medicines used to treat Raynaud's include calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers, vasodilators, prescription skin creams, and ACE inhibitors.

Rarely, people who have severe Raynaud's may develop skin sores or gangrene (tissue damage or death). If this happens, antibiotics or surgery to cut out the damaged tissue may be needed. In very serious cases, the affected toe or finger may need to be removed.

Another treatment for severe Raynaud's is to block the nerves in the hands or feet that control the arteries. This can help prevent Raynaud's attacks. This treatment is done using surgery or shots.

The surgery often relieves symptoms, but sometimes for only a few years. Shots may need to be repeated if symptoms persist or come back.

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