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Trying to learn all I can about chilblains. My grandchild has it. Please help.?

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

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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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 do I treat winter chilblains?

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?

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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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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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