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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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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 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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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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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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41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

Lupus: This sounds like a diagnosis of lupus. Finish and additional work up and be seen by a rheumatologist and. Other needed sub specialist. All the best. ...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 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'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 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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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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