Chilblains

Your health directory for professionals  

Subscribe today

Contact US

MEMBERS LOGIN

Home

 

Chilblains

 

Are caused by exposure to cold it is a painful sore appearing on the hand or the foot.

What to look for

Red, itching on the tops of the body such as fingers, toes, nose, ears swelling can happen.

Causes

This condition can be identify with poor circulation.

Dietary Considerations

You should eat more fish, vegetables and fresh fruit, fibre, drink plenty filtered water and get as much gentle exercise as you can.

When to seek further professional advice:

If you are taking any conventional cardiovascular medication, and there is no change, you should see your doctor.
 

Alternative/Natural Treatments

Herbal Remedies : there is a herbal compress which may be of use it can be made from one part cayenne pepper, one part slippery elm powder and two parts vegetable oil, mixed this together and applied morning and night. Take garlic capsules eat garlic and try a cup of ginger tea twice a day.

Aromatherapy : Try using black pepper essential oil in your foot bath or diluted in a light base cream.

Traditional Treatments

The best remedy is to avoid getting cold and wet.

The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-18