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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

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 is chilblains diagnosed?

How is chilblains diagnosed?

Also known as:: Chilblains is also known as pernio. It's a form of hypersensitivity to cold exposure. Typically presents as painful red or purplish areas on the feet and/or hands. In severe or recurrent cases underlying causes such as lupus or an abnormal protein in the blood that predisposes to clotting (e.g.; cryoglobulins) should be ruled out. ...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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How do I treat winter chilblains?

Keep: Warm first to avoid,
epson salt soaks help some,
keep your feet dry.
Some say calcium channel blockers. ...Read more

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What's to be done about chilblains?

What's to be done about chilblains?

Treatment: Chilblains is a condition with tissue injury due to temperature exposure. Although you can treat the condition, it's usually associated with other diseases and therefore isn't "cured" but may be present with other disease. Treatments include keeping area dry and warm, apply topical steroid cream, or oral medication. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is chilblains?

What sort of disorder is chilblains?

Chilblains: Chilblains are the painful inflammation of small blood vessels in your skin that occur in response to sudden warming from cold temperatures. Also known as pernio, chilblains can cause itching, red patches, swelling and blistering on extremities, such as on your toes, fingers, ears and nose. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for chilblains?

Are there home remedies for chilblains?

Chillblains: The best treatment is prevention. Keeping the area warm at all times helps prevent flareups. Also, one should be tested for lupus as well. If the areas itch, topical steroids can be applied. ...Read more

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What really helps deal with chilblains?

What really helps deal with chilblains?

See below: Treatment for chilblains can include corticosteroid creams, Nifedipine and pentoxifylline. Only your physician will be able to tell you what is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of chilblains?

What are the main symptoms of chilblains?

Redness, itching: Redness, itching, blisters, and inflammation. Chillblains (also called pernio) are caused by exposure to cold and humidity. In extreme cases the skin can break down and ulcerate. Treat it by warming your feet. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat chilblains?

What are different ways to treat chilblains?

Increase blood flow: Nitro paste topically and calcium channel blockers orally may help. Should seek advise from a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chilblains?

What is the definition or description of: chilblains?

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 as severe as frostbite. ...Read more

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How do you treat winter chilblains when it's freezing outside?

How do you treat winter chilblains when it's freezing outside?

Chilblains: The only effective treatment is prevention. Wear enough footwear to protect your feet from the outside temperature. Listen to your local weather stations to know the outside temperature and wind chill factor before you go out. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop chilblains than others?

Circulation: Certain circulatory and neurological conditions make some people more prone to cold injury. ...Read more

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If I have chilblains, will I be more prone to getting it again in the future or is it a come and go disorder?

If I have chilblains, will I be more prone to getting it again in the future or is it a come and go disorder?

You are more prone: Chilblains are a tissue injury that occurs when a predisposed individual is exposed to cold and humidity. The cold exposure damages capillary beds in the skin, which in turn can cause redness, itching, blisters, and inflammation. A history of chilblains is suggestive of a connective tissue disease, thus, you are more succeptible to having it again. ...Read more

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I've had chilblains for about 3 months now, I've read they were supposed to go away within a week? Is there anything I can do to help it?

Chilbains: There are 2 types: acute ; chronic. Acute are self limiting in about 3 weeks;chronic can take up to 5 months of the year and can be recurrent. Sounds like you have the chronic type. Make sure you move around when you are outside in the cold, wear gloves, layers of warm clothings, looser shoes so as not to restrict circulation, keep your skin moisturized and drink hot drinks to keep your body warm. ...Read more

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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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My mother has chilblains. What is it in a nutshell?

My mother has chilblains. What is it in a nutshell?

Dermatology: Chilblains also known as chilblain, pernio and perniosis are small, itchy swellings on the skin, which are not painful at first, but can become painful - they are acral ulcers; ulcers affecting the extremities. They are a localized form of vasculitis that occur when a predisposed individual is exposed to cold. ...Read more

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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

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What really helps chilblains, just pain meds?

What really helps chilblains, just pain meds?

No: Treatment for chilblains can include corticosteroid creams, Nifedipine and pentoxifylline. Only your physician will be able to tell you what is appropriate for you. ...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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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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Trying to learn all I can about chilblains. My grandchild has it. Please help.?

May need tests: Most cases of chilblains (pernio) in children are idiopathic (no underlying cause). However some cases can be associated with other diseases including lupus, certain forms of anemia, and abnormal proteins in the blood that are cold-sensitive (e.g.: cryglobulinemia). These can be ruled out with blood tests. Speak to your grandchild's pediatrician and/or a dermatologist. ...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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What is the injection called to prevent chilblains?

What is the injection called to prevent chilblains?

Best tx: prevention: See following site: http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/chilblains/pages/preventionpage. Aspx
prevention is best treatment: avoid caffeine, nicotine, decongestants that can constrict blood vessels. Calcium channel blocker Nifedipine has been used with some success since it dilates blood vessels. ...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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How can I get rid from chilblains?

Keep the area warm: This is caused by exposure to cold. Usually, ears, nose, toes, ; fingers. Keep the affected areas warm, but not hot. Do not hot water. One can use a compound tincture of benzoin, also friars balsam, or another antiseptic lotion. Vasoline petroleum jelly can help lubricate the skin. ...Read more

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What do I do about chilblains on my toes?

What do I do about chilblains on my toes?

See a doctor: Usually slow rewarming of the toes and then protection of the toes by heavy socks or warmers. ...Read more

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Is there a fast way to get rid of chilblains?

Is there a fast way to get rid of chilblains?

Treatment and: Prevention:keep area warm, Nifedipine may be used in more severe or recurrent cases. Its vasodilation helps reduce pain, facilitate healing and prevent recurrences. Diltiazem may also be used. Avoid rapid changes in temperature, wear socks., use warm footwear., keep feet warm. Void tight fitting socks/shoes, place cotton wool between the toes to improve circulation, exercise to improve circulation. ...Read more