During the cold winter months, we will often find ourselves coming in from the cold and wanting to get warmed up quickly. While this is perfectly reasonable, you should be careful not to warm up too quickly because doing so can lead to unwelcome medical conditions.
One such condition is chilblains, which is caused when blood vessels that are contracted due to cold weather suddenly expand again when warmed up. This can cause blood to leak out of the blood vessels, resulting in the condition.
Here’s a look at some of the signs that you have developed chilblains.
Symptom #1: Pain
Chilblains really can be quite an unpleasant condition. The inflammation that takes place can put a lot of pressure on the surrounding nerve endings, and this results in a pain that can really be very difficult to bear. It is the pain that will often encourage patients to get medical help for the condition.
If the pain is too much for you then reducing the inflammation may be able to provide some relief. You can try using some home remedies to relieve the inflammation while a doctor may be able to prescribe something that will help. It may be tempting to turn to painkillers, but you should always treat such drugs with respect.