Raynaud’s Phenomenon

This is a condition which causes fingers, feet, noses or ears to go blue when a person is cold or emotionally upset. It can be quite difficult to accomodate the needs of the person with Raynauds within a school environment when there are other pupils who may feel too hot. Things to consider are the seating placement of the pupil; ensure that he or she does not sit near an open window. In winter it may even be necessary to provide a portable heater which can provide a near source of heat for a pupil who may need it.

It may be necessary for the pupil to carry a note explaining the need for him/her to be seated near to a radiator. It may be necessary to adjust the school uniform regulations to allow him or her to wear gloves or thick socks.

Further Information

Raynaud’s Association