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A chilblain is a small, itchy blue or red swellings occur in the winter on the toes but can occur on the finger, face and the nose. Chilblain usually occur several hours after exposure to the cold in temperate humid climates. Chilblain start during the winter (when the weather gets colder) - the initial symptoms include burning and itching in the area of the developing chilblain. These symptoms are often intensified when going into a warm room


  • Keeping your feet warm is an important way to prevent chilblains - wear several layers of clothing, which trap body heat more efficiently than one bulky layer. Keep your fingers warm by wearing the gloves to prevent the chilblain.
  • Soak hands/feet in a warm infusion of marigold flowers to a spoonful of sea salt has been added. Helps to reduce chilblains
  • Padding and pressure relief may give some relief for the chilblain symptoms
  • The part of the body that has chilblains should be elevated. This will reduce the swelling. Stay indoors in a warm room and let the body adjust to the warm room temperature naturally. Only then start with gentle, slow massage
  • Avoid scratching, and apply the anti-itch creams, calamine lotion and keep the effective chilblains toe and fingers in warm condition
  • If you suffer from chilblain use this remedy regularly winter. Cut a raw onion . Use the cut edge all over the chilblains; let the juice soak into the skin. The severity of itching dies down almost instantly and also helps in reducing the chilblain.
  • Take a tablespoon of honey, a little glycerin, and one egg white. and add to this a little flour . Mix in to a paste. Apply all over the chilblain. Leave it on for 6-8 hours. Wash off. Cures your chilblain very quickly.
  • Slice a potato. Sprinkle some salt on it. Rub it all over the chilblain. Helps to soothe the itching and redness.
  • Regular massage of hands and feet in winter with any warmed vegetable oil, with a few drops of lemon added, improves circulation. Use the discarded halves of lemons to cup them around fingers/toes, and rub them for a while. Wash off with warm water. Helps in reducing the chilblains.
  • Grind a few black black peppercorns and fry them in a tablespoonful of hot mustard or sesame seed oil. Filter and while still warm, use this oil for massage. Make sure the skin is not abraded or bruised, or else this will cause pain and inflammation in the chilblains.
  • Fresh garlic juice and warm oil helps in reducing itching of chilblain. Rinse out hands in warm water, or the pungent garlic smell will remain.
  • The best treatment is to avoid having the chilblain problem in the first place by - wearing proper protection against the cold

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