Chilblains: All you need to know about the winter skin problem!

Chilblains: All you need to know about the winter skin problem!

Chilblains is the most common skin problem people face during winter season. It is basically the irritation and puffiness on the skin caused due to extreme cold temperature. It also cause itchy and red blisters on the skin.
Causes
This skin problem usually occurs when you are exposed to the extreme cold weather and damages the tiny blood vessels in the skin, leading to inflammation, redness and itching of the skin. It affects the extremities off the body namely toes, ears, fingers and nose. Chilblains is very painful and mostly affects children, elderly and women.

Symptoms
Chilblains usually develop several hours after exposure to cold. Swelling, redness and blisters appears on the affected area. Here are some more symptoms of the skin problem
► Small, itchy red areas on your skin, often on your feet or hands
► Possible blistering or skin ulcers
► Swelling of your skin
► Burning sensation on your skin
► Changes in skin color from red to dark blue, accompanied by pain.  

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