Your feet – Chilblains
Chilblains is a painful inflammation of small blood vessels in your skin responding 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.
Chilblains usually responds well to treatment. Treatments typically consist of lotions and medication. While it doesn’t usually result in permanent injury, chilblains can lead to severe damage if left untreated.
The best approach to chilblains is to avoid developing it by limiting your exposure to cold, dressing warmly and covering exposed skin.
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