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Thread: Help with chilblains please

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    I second earthwalker's opinion. I don't know if Lanocain is available where you are but it's a toptical over the counter cream that's great for stopping the itch. You are in my prayers for a speedy recovery and end to exposed skin in the cold.

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    Have you tried Vick's rub? Works on my sore feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamahippychicky
    Thanks guys, I will get some Epsom salts tomorrow.

    The chilblains are actually on my fingers... we moved in a hurry after the feb earthquake wrecked our house and I can't find a lot of things, including my gloves. I'm not too keen to go shopping in a mall after our 6.3 mag aftershock on Monday, but think I have to.

    Wish me luck :)
    When we were kids, mom would put socks on our hands if we didn't have mittens. (And she was a firm believer in Epsom salts soaking for whatever ails you.)
    Hope the earth stands still for a while for you. We had a little one second shaker here last year and it made me think.....what a scarey experience.

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    Well, I guess one cure would be to move...

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    I've been putting some hand salve on them today which has comfy root, Rosemary oil and eucalyptus oil in it and it is helping with the itching and pain.

    And mzmama I would love to move LOL...but can't afford to with a wrecked house we can't sell. Hopefully we will get a good insurance payout once things are sorted.

    I always wear good wool socks and sheepskin slippers so never get them on my feet, and usually wear possum wool gloves, but alas have lost them :( so am going out shopping soon.

    Thank you everyone for your ideas and kind thoughts. Happy quilting everyone

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    I remember having chilblains in my feet during winter when I was a teenager and had to walk quite a way to the catch the bus to school. I did suffer and remember the pain was like a throbbing irritation that just wouldn't go away.

    My Mum or Nan said I should try an old remedy which seemed to work, I know it didn't do any harm - which was to soak my feet in urine. It sounds awful I know but I was so desperate to get some relief ... oh, and of course it was my own!!

    Don't know if you are game enough to do this with your hands though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowly but surely ..
    . . . said I should try an old remedy which seemed to work, - which was to soak my feet in urine. It sounds awful I know but I was so desperate to get some relief ... oh, and of course it was my own!!

    Don't know if you are game enough to do this with your hands though!
    It isn't as far out as it sounds. The original formula for many effective skin lotions was elephant urine. Read the label of Eurcerin for instance. it contains urea. This traps moisture in the skin. Not many people have access to elephants, so I believe they now have a chemically formulated urea. This is added to other known soothing products, (aloe, oatmeal, lickerish, grape seed or evening primrose oil) to relieve itching and irritation, and tighten skin cell barriers. Some products contain a higher percent of urea, and fragrances are frequently added. In my medical experience, Eucerin, available over the counter, is one of the best products for itching, irritated skin, including eczema.

    If you are turned off with the idea, mix your first morning voiding with oatmeal and something like baby oil to make your own lotion. Give it a chance to soak in before washing. Repeat several times a day, but make a fresh batch each day.

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    try walking barefoot in the snow ! dont know why but it did cure chillblains for me years ago and have not had any since.

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    You learn something new every day. Hope you find relief.

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    OUCH!!
    Here in Australia, you can buy cream over the counter at the Chemist.
    I havnt had them for years now, but I used to hang my feet
    out of the bed, so that they were cold, and didnt itch.
    A doctor once told me to pee on my feet, but I didnt go for that one.
    Regards Marlene.
    Bendigo Victoria.

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