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CHILLblains do what it says on the tin: They appear most often in CHILLY weather and are therefore an ailment most associated with winter months. Chilblains can be uncomfortable but rarely cause any permanent damage. 

What Are Chill Blains?

Chill Blains are swellings on the skin that occur as a reaction to cold temperatures. They most often affect the body's extremities, such as the toes, fingers, heels, ears and nose. When the skin is cold, blood vessels near its surface get narrower. If the skin is then exposed to heat, the blood vessels become wider. If this happens too quickly, blood vessels near the surface of the skin can't always handle the increased blood flow, and this can cause blood to leak into the surrounding tissue. Those with circulation problems or diabetes may be more prone.

What Are The Symptoms?

Chilblains usually develop several hours after exposure to the cold. They typically cause a burning and itching sensation in the affected areas, which can become more intense if you go into a warm room. The affected skin may also swell and turn red or dark blue. In severe cases, the surface of the skin may break and sores or blisters can develop.

What Are The Treatments?

If you're susceptible to chilblains, you can reduce your risk of developing them by:

  • • limiting your exposure to the cold or avoiding extreme temperature changes
  • • looking after your extremities – keep them toasty warm; avoid tight clothing; massage and moisturise
  • • taking steps to improve your circulation – keep active, keep moving

The following natural remedies work well to heal chill blains. After treatment with Agaricus a happy client reported, (the) “chillblains were completely cured by the remedy you gave her.”

Agaricus: For chill blains with coldness, swelling, itching & burning

Petroleum: For chill blains with sweat, itching, burning & cracking

In the chill of winter remember chilly feet get chill blains!

For more advice and remedies contact me via

Daniela Karsten RS. Hom., Dip Hom ACH, your local registered homeopath

© Daniela Karsten







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