Chilblains

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Chilblains

Postby vCLaW » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:51 pm

As often happens in colder weather, I am getting chilblains on my fingers (and sometimes my feet). They're not exactly sore, but are rather annoying.

Any ways of preventing them? I do try to keep my hands warm, and have numerous pairs of gloves, though still sometimes get cold fingers when running/cycling etc.
I think I have pretty low blood pressure, not sure if that is related? Any sort of supplements that might help?
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Re: Chilblains

Postby loveliberate » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:25 pm

Had to google "chilblains". It's probably because you're vegan -aka- you need to eat lots of meat. :twisted:

Sorry, no real experience or advice. WebMD?
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Re: Chilblains

Postby mabli » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:42 pm

I get them too and prevention is as usual the best approach. So, dont use tight fitting socks or gloves, keep extremities warm, dont put icy cold hands or feet in hot water always warm them up first no matter how tempting it is to just plunge them into instant heat, dont be lethargic but good cardio to improve circulation.

Tiger balm is ok once you get them
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