Chilblains are a condition that can make fall and winter highly uncomfortable. When this occurs, you can experience many uncomfortable symptoms such as itching, swelling, and patches of red skin. It can also be painful because your small blood vessels are being affected. Thankfully when you want to avoid this condition, there are simple tips that you can follow to prevent this issue from coming your way.
How to Prevent Chilblains
- Avoid exposure-if you don’t have to go outside in the cold and avoid the air, stay inside. By keeping your home nice and warm without being exposed to the harsh cold outside. One tip, though to make sure the heat in your home is comfortable, not sweltering.
- Cover up when you do have to go outside; cover up completely. You need to ensure that your hands, face, feet, and other vital areas are covered so the air doesn’t affect your small blood vessels. Another thing to remember is you should wear looser clothing but bundle up with mittens and coats. Tight clothing can cut off circulation, which creates its own set of issues.
- Stay dry-to ensure your feet and toes are correctly protected; keep them dry. Having the proper footwear to avoid getting snow and water in your shoes is essential as well. Try water-resistant varieties to ensure you remain dry at all times.
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