Chilblains are sore, itching and often swollen patches of skin that occur most commonly on the finger and toes. They sometimes come up on other exposed areas such as the ears, outer thighs. They normally occure in cold weather.
Chilblains are caused by a restriction of blood flow to the tiny capilleries, which leads to a lack of oxygen and nutrients which causes damage to the cells. There is no cure for chilblains, prevention by improving blood flow to the extremities the best option.
Nutritional Supplements that could help. (Refer to the individual supplement for cautions in use.)
|Supplement/Herb||What it does||Dosage|
|To help strengthen the nervous system||high potency formula as directed|
|Fish oil||Contain Omega3 which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Helps blood viscosity and circulation||1gm -6gm daily|
|Vitamin C||Anti inflammatory.||1 -3 gm daily|
|Vitamin E||Powerful anti-oxidant.||500iu daily|
|Cayenne||Powerful anti-oxidant, it reduces the stickiness of blood platelets helping circulation. Powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory.||500mg 3 times daily|
|Garlic||Antioxidant, lowers cholesterol, homocysteine and blood pressure and improves circulation.||500mg 3 times daily|
|Ginger||Pain relieving and anti-inflammatory.||500mg 3 times daily|
|Ginkgo Biloba||Stops platelets from sticking together too much, improves circulation, also anti-oxidant. Garlic and Gingko Biloba work together to decrease the over-coagulation of blood that may contribute to atherosclerosis.||120-240mg daily|
|Horse Chestnut||Anti-inflammatory, it reduces the swelling of blood vessels, tones the walls of veing snd improves overall blood circulation.||
500mg 3 times daily
Symptomatic relief can be obtained by using cayenne cream to reduce pain and discomfort, aloe vera cream or gel to soothe, calendula cream to soothe.
Homoeopathic Remedies which may help. (Refer to the individual remedy for guidance on the one that is most appropriate for you.)
- Arnica cream