What are Chillblains ? Pl. explain .I need a quick answer.?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Chilblains are an inflammation of the skin, accompanied by burning and itching. Chilblains usually occur on the smaller toes. However, it can occur on the fingers, face and the nose. A chilblain may also occur on a pressure bearing area such as a bunion.

    Chilblains are painful but they cause little or no permanent impairment.

    Chilblains are usually caused by an abnormal reaction of the body to the cold. People who have poor circulation, an inadequate diet, or an allergic response to low temperatures are vulerable to chilblains.

    Some of the most common symptoms of chilblains are are:

    Itchy, Painful lesion

    Burning sensations at location of the chilblain.

    What does Chilblain look like?

    A chilblain usually looks like a red, swollen lesion. If it dries out, it will leave cracks in the skin. If skin has cracks in it, it is more vulnerable to infection.

    If you think chilblains have occured, do not apply extreme heat or cold to the affected area. Contact your doctor immediately.

    Some methods of preventing chilblains are:

    Keeping legs and body warm, especially if you have poor circulation.

    Leg warmers and thick woollen socks may be of benefit.

    Wearing warm clothes

  • 1 decade ago

    Google it, I believe they are little red bumps you get when you get to cold. They will show up on your finger tips and other extermites.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilblain

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