Chillblains are the result of spasms of the surface blood vessels and an accompanying inflammation. There may be an underlying calcium deficiency.
Living in damp and cold conditions can cause chilblains. But people who are living extreme cold weather regions, do not commonly get chilblains because the air is drier. Also their living conditions and clothing protect them from cold. A quick change in temperature can aggravate chilblains.
- Appearance of small, red bumps lumps under the skin.
- Sometimes skin over the lumps of chilblains, get blistered which may delay healing.
- There is lot of itching and sometimes there may be inflammation also.
- Over the time chilblains take up a blue appearance and become extremely painful.
What are the Treatments for Chilblains?
- - Vasodilator bring relief and herbal internal treatments are recommended for stimulating the circulatory system.
- - Tinctures - a teaspoon in warm water of Prickly Ash bark, Hawthorne and Ginger are recommended to be taken three times daily.
- - Capscicum cream is recommended to be applied topically. Capscicum is a warming circulatory stimulant and also helps to block 'substance P' which transmits the pain impulse.
- - Supplementation: 2 x 300mg of Calcium. Vitamin E and a vitamin B-complex.
How to Prevent Chilblains:
- People prone to chilblains, should keep their feet and hands warm during winters by wearing socks and gloves.. Avoid any quick change in the temperature of the skin buy esomeprazole .