It's common to have cold hands even when you're not in a cold environment. Usually, having cold hands is just one of the ways the body tries to control its temperature. It may not be a cause for concern.

However, always having cold hands could be a warning sign of a health problem, especially if the skin changes color. For example, having cold hands and skin color changes in extremely cold weather could be a warning sign of frostbite.

Symptoms to watch for when you have cold hands include:

  • Cold feet or toes.
  • Changes to the color of the skin on the hands.
  • Numbness or tingling.
  • Open sores or blisters.
  • Tightened or hardened skin.

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July 23, 2024