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How to treat chilblains in hands and feet?

How to treat chilblains in hands and feet?

Chilblains: I'm sure you know the basics: avoiding cold exposure, and keeping your hands and feet warm. Cortisone cream to alleviate itching and swelling, and avoid scratching. Vitamin d and calcium supplements have been used anecdotally. However, you will need to see a physician for other treatments such as vasodilators (nifedipine). Good luck. ...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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I have bad chillblains on my hands and they have now blistered! How can I get them to go away?

I have bad chillblains on my hands and they have now blistered! How can I get them to go away?

Time: Only time will resolve this injury. Don't pop blisters, keep hands moisturized, warm and protected. Be more careful in the future, both for general cold protection and because can be easier to re-injure in the future. ...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 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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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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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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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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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 deliver frozen food to stores being in and out of my truck. Could my activity be the cause of chilblains on my toes?

I deliver frozen food to stores being in and out of my truck. Could my activity be the cause of chilblains on my toes?

Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I get chilblain under my toes, since dec16. I tried cortisone but they're still there. I'll go to a hot city soon (FL). Do you think they'll go away?

I get chilblain under my toes, since dec16. I tried cortisone but they're still there. I'll go to a hot city soon (FL). Do you think they'll go away?

Probably: Chilblains are itchy and/or tender red or purple bumps that occur as a reaction to cold. Chilblains are also known as pernio or perniosis. They are a localised form of vasculitis.

Severe cold injury can also damage the small bones in the digits, leading to microgeodic disease, swelling and sometimes, bone fracture.

http://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/chilblains/ ...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

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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 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