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What is the difference between chillblains and raynaud's disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Care is the same

The prevention and treatment of chilblains (pernio, perniosis) and raynaud's are similar. Chilblains are itchy, tender spots or bumps, with a reddish or purplish color. The blood vessels in chilblains are damaged (vasculitis).
The cause is cold-damage to the tissue (basically getting frostbite on a spot of skin), so chilblains happens in cold weather or very cold water exposure.

In brief: Care is the same

The prevention and treatment of chilblains (pernio, perniosis) and raynaud's are similar. Chilblains are itchy, tender spots or bumps, with a reddish or purplish color. The blood vessels in chilblains are damaged (vasculitis).
The cause is cold-damage to the tissue (basically getting frostbite on a spot of skin), so chilblains happens in cold weather or very cold water exposure.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Richard Sanders
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: They are similar

Both conditions have similar symptoms of coldness and color changes in hands and feet on exposure to cold.
Chilblanes occurs on exposure to dampness and coldness and is dues to small vessel disease in vessels to the skin. Raynaud's symptoms are often due to a connective tissue disease or some other underlying cause other than small vessel arterial disease.

In brief: They are similar

Both conditions have similar symptoms of coldness and color changes in hands and feet on exposure to cold.
Chilblanes occurs on exposure to dampness and coldness and is dues to small vessel disease in vessels to the skin. Raynaud's symptoms are often due to a connective tissue disease or some other underlying cause other than small vessel arterial disease.
Dr. Richard Sanders
Dr. Richard Sanders
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Dr. Richard Sanders
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Pain,itching skin

Chilblains are itching & painful redness of the skin of fingers, shins, toes, or ears on exposure to damp coldness.
It is a disease of small blood vessels of the skin and can lead to ulcers in these areas.

In brief: Pain,itching skin

Chilblains are itching & painful redness of the skin of fingers, shins, toes, or ears on exposure to damp coldness.
It is a disease of small blood vessels of the skin and can lead to ulcers in these areas.
Dr. Richard Sanders
Dr. Richard Sanders
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