CureFactor for Chilblains

Chilblains:
Chilblains is common skin condition that occurs on exposure to cold.
Chilblains is condition characterised by exudative erythema and swelling of affected area due to exposure to cold.

ETIOLOGY:

  • Chilblains is caused due exposure to cold
  • Predisposing causes
  • Poor peripheral circulation
  • General ill health
  • Vasomotor irritability
  • Individual who are fat and individuals who are thin strung,nervous subjects are susceptible to suffer Chilblains easily.
  • As a rule commonly seen in cold areas like kashmir,shimla and in winter weather.
  • Common occurence more in females due to their hysterical and sensitive predisposition.

Clinical Features:

  • Chilblains is acut condition which has immediate onset on exposure,affecting toes,fingers,ears,tip of nose all exposed area that can catch cold easily.

Symptoms:

  • Chilblains symptoms are intense,distressing itching and burning pain.
  • Chilblains is worse from change from cold to hot.

How the lesions look

  • In Chilblains the affected part looks dusky red,cold,bilaterally symmetrical.
  • Oedema of affected parts,heals with change of weather
  • Mild desquamation occurs at site of lesion leaving brownish mark on resolution.

Complications:

  • Ulceration

Course:

  • Prognosis is good
  • Recurrence is seasonal which is common.

General Management:

  • Avoid exposure to cold.
  • Keep your feets warm by wearing warm shoes and gloves.
  • General improvement of health.
  • Washing hands and feet with warm water.