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I am not too sure if this is the right place to post this but I am sure if its not someone can move it for me. :hehe:

My question is where can I get some decent gloves from that can help my poor hands with Raynauds I am so fed up with constant cold hands then when my hands do get warm they feel as if the blood is boiling in the tips of my fingers. :eek:uch:Any suggestions please???
 

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Hi Birdie,

I'm not sure of which shop you should go to for these - maybe a specialist leather or sheepskin shop.

The best thing I've found is sheepskin mittens, ie fully fur lined. Mittens are warmer than gloves because there is more trapped air volume in them, and this is where the warmth sits. The sheepskin is also pretty much windproof, so no chill factor on windy days.

A couple of years ago I bought 2 pairs in ALDERS, but the shop is closed in Oxford, maybe everywhere?

Good luck hunting:p

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Hello Birdie
If you google ( Raynaud's gloves) you'll find plenty of ideas and stockists. :)
For example
http://www.raynauds.org.uk/potioncms/viewer.asp?a=132

Cath I think Allders closed pretty well all their branches. Our local one is now Debenhams.

Good luck with getting something helpful - I think the trick is to make sure your hands stay at an even warmth

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Hi Birdie

I just wanted to say how sorry i am you have raynauds:sad:.I have had it since i was little and could never find a pair of gloves but i did not know what it was until i was 18 years old when the doctor shared with me what it was.
well anyway i do wear a pair of ski gloves that are also insulated and wow they do help me with mine and i wear two pairs of sock on my feet to help them to stay warm and not turn purple :(.I do hope you can find some gloves to help you to keep warm((((((((hugs)))))))))It sure is very frustrating i do know and understand how much i wish i never had it almost as much as the lupus grrrrrrrrr.

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hi birdie,

raynauds is not nice at all, i have it too. i keep warm by wearing thermal socks, a polar fleece and ski gloves, i get them from decathalon. im not sure if you have a decathalon where you are, but its worth a try.
tell you the polar fleece is great and v.warm too!
take care
love always
rachna xxx
 

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HiIf you google Ugg Boots, you will find a few australian websites which ship UGG merchandise to the UK at a fraction of the UK cost.* This is all high quality sheepskin and i think they do gloves.Louise
 

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As a former ski instructor, keeping my hands warm while putting skis on and off of children, was a constant battle. The solution I found was to use a pair of polypropylene glove liners in my mittens. Mittens are warmer. If you can't get the liners in your area, try to find a pair of silk glove liners. It is a very warm fabric. Also, my hands were colder if my arms were cold. Check with Lands' End catalog to see if you can find the silk liners there. The REI stores also carry a lot of that sort of thing. Also available in most sport stores are packets which heat when crushed and combine the chemicals in it. When put in mittens, they do a good job at warming hands. Talk to soccer moms about these. They are a survivor means for parents when cheering on their children, yet staying warm.

Good luck, and there are means out there.
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Hand warmers are great!

Dear Birdie,

I have not been diagnosed with Raynaud's but I definitely have cold hands and feet more than the average person. I recently bought a huge box of hand warmers called "Little Hotties" from Costco (so price is reasonable) and tried using one during the day earlier this week. They stay warm for 8 hours and you can keep them in a pocket if you need to use your hands for something. They apparently sell feet/toe warmers too (there were a few samples in my box of handwarmers) but I didn't find any at Costco. These might work if you need to do things gloveless (i.e., washing dishes, etc).

With regard to gloves, I would think that down would be warmest, though they are definitely the bulkiest!

Sorry about the Raynaud's. You got some great advice from the other writers!
 
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