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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Chilblains

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Good treatment against chilblains?

Good treatment against chilblains?

Prevention: Avoid rapid changes in temperature. Wear gloves and socks. Use warm footwear. Keep hands and feet warm. Avoid tight fitting socks/shoes place cotton wool between the toes to improve circulation dietary healthy diet exercise to improve circulation avoid alcohol before going out in snow. ...Read more

Chilblains (Definition)

Are thermal injuries resulting from extended exposure to the cold and humidity in predisposed individuals. The pathology results from freezing of capillaries in the skin. There is erythema, itching, and burring in those parts affected. In severe cases area can become blistered or ulcerated. With proper treatment affected areas can heal in 1-2 weeks. Chilblains are not ...Read more


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Recommend me an instant treatment for chilblains on eyedlids ?

Recommend me an instant treatment for chilblains on eyedlids
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Sure it's chillblain: Are you sure it is chillblains? Eyelids are an unusual place (usually they occur in fingers or toes from cold exposure). In any case, easy and nonharmful treatments include keeping the eyelids warm but dry (may try a hair dryer), tincture of benzoin with iodine applied to the affected area (if u canfind it; don't glue the eyelids shut, though). 1% hydrocortisone cream for a few days cd help. TTYD. ...Read more

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I need a good treatment for chilblains?

I need a good treatment for chilblains?

Tx options: Some chillblains treatment include: corticosteroid creams as well as medication to lower blood pressure like Nifedipine or medication to improve blood flow like pentoxifylline. Please discuss this with your medical provider. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for chilblains?

Are there any treatments for chilblains?

Tx options.: Please talk with your physician about tx. Some chillblains treatment include: corticosteroid creams as well as medication to lower blood pressure like Nifedipine or medication to improve blood flow like pentoxifylline. ...Read more

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What is the cause of summer chilblains and what is the cure or treatment?

See below: Chillblains are due to the dilatation of very small blood vessels when warming from cold exposure, especially in areas with high humidity.. Risk is higher in women, being very thin, having circulation problems as in diabetes or Raynaud's disease. Symptoms are relieved by cortisone lotion. If you have diabetes or Raynauds or blistering, see MD, as you may need a vasodilating drug or an antibioti ...Read more

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Is there any kind of treatment for chilblains on toes? I've had them for a while now and i try to keep my feet warm but they won't go away.

Yes: Other than trying to keep the toes/fingers war there are medications that vasodilate your blood vessels. Oral medications like nifedipine or Diltiazem have been used. Topical cremes may help. You should get evaluated by a rheumatologist to make sure you have chillblains and not raynaud's DX as well as exclude an underlying cause. ...Read more

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Prev large disc extrusion no surgery as pain improved. Now foot gets freezing cold, esp outer 3 toes + chilblains. Treatment still needed for disc ??

Prev large disc extrusion no surgery as pain improved. Now foot gets freezing cold, esp outer 3 toes + chilblains.  Treatment still needed for disc ??

Chiblains in foot: Whenever one suspects chibiains in the foot, it should be treated ASAP in order to prevent further damage to the skin and nerve endings. Try soaking the foot in warm water with Epsom salt to see if this helps. If it does not, your Podiatrist or Primary should treat you with a prescription of nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat) to open up the spasm of the blood vessels. Massage therapy may help too. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Hard to say: To my knowledge, there are no controlled clinical trials that demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative therapies for psoriasis. All of the evidence is anecdotal at best. Most of the things mentioned are probably safe to try. ...Read more

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