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Thread: Help with chilblains please

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    Senior Member mamahippychicky's Avatar
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    It's the start of winter here and I am already plagued with chilblains. I am even waking in the night scratching them... and they're sore :(

    What do you guys do to stop them itching and driving you mad?

    Please help me.... I cant quilt when I'm scratching all the time

    Thanks, Suzi

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    Well, I cant help cuz I have no idea what that is, but I hope someone here does and can help get you relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee
    Well, I cant help cuz I have no idea what that is, but I hope someone here does and can help get you relief.
    same here ,never heard of it.
    If it is winter where you are that means you are in Australia, so do you know the americanized version of it :-D :-D :-D

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    Have you tried sleeping with a rice or corn bag? It is a bag usually made of flannel, filled with something, we prefer field corn, that is put in the microwave and heated then slip it in bed with you and your feet are toasty for hours and hours.

    I'm sure someone else can explain it better than me.

    I had to check out wiki to see exactly what chilblains were.

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    Sorry I can't help either. I know to try and avoid coming in from the cold and heating up too quick and that you should keep your feet warm at all times. I think there are creams, lotions and potions out there like corticosteroids. Maybe a trip to the docs if they are very severe? I know people who had them and they are extremely painful and itchy so I hope you find something for them soon though :)

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    I've only heard of them on old t.v. shows. not sure what they are exactly..... arthritis??

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    LL Bean Toe Warmers. www.lllbean.com

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    What about a hot foot soak for 15-20 min before going to bed.

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    I had to look it up: An inflammation followed by itchy irritation on the hands, feet, or ears, resulting from exposure to moist cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastermarie
    What about a hot foot soak for 15-20 min before going to bed.
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    What she said, plus I would add a lot of Epsom Salts. They will add a lot of magnesium to your body through the skin. It's been used for many, many years this way.

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