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I Need A Good Treatment For Chilblains
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No cure, but...: ...Lots of prevention. Keep affected areas well insulated, don't overheat or overcool, keep dry, moisturize regularly, and exercise. And if you smoke, this is yet another reason to quit asap, because it constricts your blood vessels. If your chillblains occur on the toes, good fitting shoes are essential. Moisture is your enemy; keep affected areas dry as much as humanly possible. ...Read more
It depends: Chillblains are a form of tissue injury that exposure to damp cold can cause. Treatment will then be at keeping the feet warm, dry, and offering symptom relief. Some medical conditions can predispose you to this (such as connective tissue disorders). Some have luck with medications (calcium channel blockers) to prevent recurrence. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Keep warm! Warm soak: Chilblains are small, itchy, painful lumps that develop on the skin. They develop as an abnormal response to cold. They usually go away over 7-14 days. If you are prone to developing chilblains then you should keep warm in cold weather. What are chilblains and what causes them? Chilblains (sometimes called pernio) are small, itchy, painful, red swellings lesions. ...Read more
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