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Why are some people more likely to develop chilblains than others?

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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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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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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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?

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?

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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