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Treatment of chilblains

Treatment of chilblains

Treatment of chilblains

Treatment of chilblains

Chilblains is a mild condition which can be easily prevented or can even be managed effectively later. It is important to provide warmth to the affected area if it has become red and swollen. Rub the area vigorously to increase blood circulation. Application of calamine lotion may also help in soothing the itchy skin. Alternatively steroid creams may be prescribed to reduce itching and soreness. It is advisable not to scratch the skin lesion in order to prevent it from being secondarily infected.

Medication, namely nifedepine, may be considered in some individuals in whom recurrences of chilblains is often seen. This drug is responsible for widening the affected blood vessels and thereby minimising the impairment of blood flow. Antibiotic medications need to be taken if the skin lesion has become infected.

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