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Show Me Chilblains On Hands
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
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
How do I get rid of chilblains? I have bad circulation in my hands and feet so it is hard to keep them warm.
See below: You need to keep your extremities warm and protected. ...Read more
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
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
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
Many: Options are available see local podiatrist if in feet. ...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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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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