How To Treat Chilblains

How To Treat Chilblains

Learn how to treat chilblains with this video. Learn the ways a professional would treat chilblains and watch the medications and treatment modalities involved.

Hello I'm Charles Goldman, a qualified Chiropodist/Podiatrist. I run “The Foot Pad” chiropody and physical therapy clinic in (Sounds like: Hoven), Central London. Today I'm gonna talk to you about various foot problems and their treatment.

We are now going to discuss the treatment of chilblains. Chilblains are a painful condition generally in the toes, often occurs in very young or very old people, very rarely in people in midlife. They are caused by vasoconstriction in the toes, the blood supply to the toes.

The best treatment for this is obviously insulation because it is often brought on by cold which is why it is often referred to as chilling the first thing to do is you have to be aware that you need bigger shoes so you can wear thicker socks to keep the toes warm. Also to cure the condition or the symptoms of the condition you can use a proprietary chilblain crane which is available at most chemists. This is advisable for the patient to do regularly and to keep the toes and to keep the feet warm.

We often find that when people who have chilblains move to a warmer climate they often disappear which only confirms that it is a winter problem and when you get this problems you must treat them straight away because if you do not you can get broken chilblains which involve infection and these have to be treated separately as an infection. One of the things that you can do as well is to use something like benzoin tincture or witch hazel a mild astringent and even sometimes a solution of iodine can help the problem of the chilblain. And this is the way we would treat chilblains.