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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

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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

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Is there a permanent way to get rid of chilblains?

No I do not thing so: A history of chilblains is suggestive of a connective tissue disease, which means there are involvement of the connective tissues of the whole body. ...Read more

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Recommend me an instant treatment for chilblains on eyedlids ?

Recommend me an instant treatment for chilblains on eyedlids
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Sure it's chillblain: Are you sure it is chillblains? Eyelids are an unusual place (usually they occur in fingers or toes from cold exposure). In any case, easy and nonharmful treatments include keeping the eyelids warm but dry (may try a hair dryer), tincture of benzoin with iodine applied to the affected area (if u canfind it; don't glue the eyelids shut, though). 1% hydrocortisone cream for a few days cd help. TTYD. ...Read more

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I have chilblains on my toes and i was wondering if there was anything i could to to eliminate them?

Pernio: Chilblains or pernio is a cold injury. Treatment, unless you develope open sores, is usually supportive. Keep away from extreme temperatures, decrease friction from shoes, keep toes warm....Wear socks, dry toes immediately after showers, do not smoke. If you do develope sores medication can help. ...Read more

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Chilblain toes: is a rubbing wellington boot ok?

Chilblain toes: is a rubbing wellington boot ok?

No ,I do not thing s: Chilblains is a medical condition that is often confused with frostbite and trench foot. Chilblains are acral ulcers (that is, ulcers affecting the extremities) that occur when a predisposed individual is exposed to cold and humidity. A history of chilblains is suggestive of a connective tissue disease.Avoid tight fitting socks/shoes and keep your dry and warm. ...Read more

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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

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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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