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Is there a good cure for chilblains?

Is there a good cure for chilblains?

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

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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How can you cure chilblains?

How can you cure chilblains?

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

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What's recommended as a cure for recurrent chilblains?

What's recommended as a cure for recurrent chilblains?

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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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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Please let me know if there is a cure for chilblains?

Chilblains : Should be treated with gentle warming. The condition is sometimes treated with calcium channel blockers. It is self limiting and should overtime heal. When it doesn't other disease processes should be looked into. You will need to consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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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What are home remedies to cure chilblains caused due to cold weather?

What are home remedies to cure chilblains caused due to cold weather?

More good oil: in your diet can help. Also, shea butter, found in the health food store can be rubbed into the area. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have swollen n itchy toes ...Something like chilblains..What should u do to cure?

I have swollen n itchy toes ...Something like chilblains..What should u do to cure?

Stay warm and dry: Chilblains can be prevented by keeping your feet warm and dry. Sometimes Hydrocortisone 1% cream can be used if the skin is itchy and irratated. It is important to find a brand of socks that do not make your feet sweat because the moisture is problematic. A brand that i highly recommend is smartwool. ...Read more

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Help, do chilblains mean!?

Help, do chilblains mean!?

Purple after cold: Persistent redness / purple / inflammation / pain / blistering after exposure to cold especially on the feet. If you have no other symptoms, your physician may check you for a cryoglobulin, screen for lupus, or discontinue a new medication, but usually there's no underlying disease. ...Read more