To the fact that my limbs (feet and hands) are almost always cool, I’m already used to (by the way, I even sleep in my socks in the summer). But I also often noticed that my daughter and some of her friends had cold to the touch. We have this problem passed with age, and the son of my girlfriend is still different ice hands, even in summer. What are the possible causes of this phenomenon?
Reducing blood flow to the region of the extremities is a natural reaction of the body to cold, because heat is needed for more important organs. That is why cold (but not numbed, of course) hands in winter is quite normal and does not mean that the baby is cold.
That is why to check whether the child has frozen, should not touch the handles or nose, and touching the back just below the neck, for example. If it is wet, then it is hot; if it is warm, then everything is in order.
I personally have this diagnosis in the same category as dysbacteriosis. And they put it when you need at least something to write in the medical card. If scientifically, vegetative dystonia is a manifestation of autonomic dysfunction of the heart and cardiovascular system. The reason for it may be deviations in pressure, heartbeat, increased or decreased temperature of the limbs, etc. In general, all that can not be attributed to serious diseases.
In most cases, this diagnosis of children outgrow. The reason is usually in an active lifestyle – playing sports, walking, long stays in the fresh air.
The reason may be more serious – weakness of the heart muscle, for example. An accurate diagnosis can be made by a cardiologist or a neuropathologist after an ECG, ultrasound and some tests. In this situation, there are often other symptoms – sweating, pain in the heart, shortness of breath, etc.
As in my case, the reason may be an individual feature of the organism. If the ECG and tests are normal, then there is no need to worry. If you really want to do something, you can drink a course of Echinacea tincture or enter the appropriate herbal teas in the diet.
If this phenomenon does not cause anxiety to the child, then it is better not to pay attention to it, to dress in accordance with the weather and stay more outdoors. Indeed, in most cases, the situation is getting better with age.
When my daughter was about two years old, I noticed that her palms are always cool. At first, I was going to take her to the doctor, but my doubts dispelled the tests, then we went to rest, then the kindergarten began, and then everything went by itself.
Our pediatrician is very calm and does not like panic, and in a telephone conversation she answered something like: Do not worry, it often happens, it will outgrow you !. She was right.
Have you encountered a similar phenomenon?