Research brief: Raynaud’s treatment goes with a bang

A gel made from nitroglycerine could offer relief to sufferers of Raynaud’s disease, say US researchers. The gel, which is for application to the hands and feet, works by widening the blood vessels allowing an increased blood flow to the affected areas. It can relieve symptoms within five minutes of application. The gel is currently on trial in five hospitals in England and Scotland, with further study planned to take place in more hospitals in the UK and US (MediQuest Therapeutic Online).

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