A painful, itching swelling on the skin, typically on a hand or foot, caused by poor circulation in the skin when exposed to cold. These reddish blue swellings occur in winter. The normal causes for chilblains are hereditary, poor blood circulation, anemia and certain hormonal changes.
Here are few home remedies to solve this problem. In fact a little knowledge of the uses of fruits,. vegetables, herbs, plant and the basic kitchen condiments can help us to solve most of our beauty problems.
Take a potato and slice it. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on the slice. Now rub it all over the red and itchy area affected by chilblains. Potato gives a cooling effect and helps to soothe the redness and itching.
Honey and Egg
A very effective remedy for a quick cure of chilblains. Take one egg white. Add a tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of glycerine and a little flour. Apply this paste all over the chilblains. Let it stand for 6 to 8 hours. Wash off.
Take a raw onion. Slice it . Rub on the chilblains ; let the juice of the onion soak into the skin. It soothes the itching and pain instantly. If you suffer from chilblain use this remedy regularly in winter.
Doing regular massage of the hands and feet in winter with any warmed vegetable oil helps in reducing the chilblains.