Natural Homeopathic remedies for chilblains
Chilblains are the inflammatory state of small blood vessels in the skin that is triggered due to sudden warming after being in cold conditions. People quite often make the mistake of confusing this problem with frostbite and the trench foot.
Homeopathic remedies for chilblains are natural , safe and largely free from any side-effects. As homeopathy puts to use the body’s own defenses to combat any infection, it is a line of treatment that is relatively non-intrusive and safe. The natural substances used for homeopathic medicines make them free from any kind of toxicity.
What are chilblains?
chilblains are a tissue inflammation that arises due to exposure to severe cold and humidity. This leaves the capillary beds in the skin affected, causing itching, red patches, swelling and formation of blisters on extremities, primarily the toes, fingers, nose and ears.
What are the symptoms of chilblains?
The indicators and symptoms of chilblains could be several, ranging from small, itchy red patches on the skin, mostly on your feet or hands, to a possible development of ulcers.
Largely, the main symptoms are a blistering, swelling sensation on the skin, burning feeling, or even changes in skin color from red to dark blue that are marked by pain.
What causes chilblains?
Chilblains are generally idiopathic (unknown) in origin but could also be a manifestation of a severe disorder that would need to be probed. The history of chilblains indicates a connective tissue disorder.
It is caused when after being exposed to cold, the otherwise narrow blood vessels start expanding again on returning to a warmer temperature. Thus, the symptoms of chilblains usually manifest themselves some time after the skin has been exposed to cold. The expansion of the blood vessels makes blood leak out of the vessels and causes the itching and burning sensation, mostly in, the feet, hands, ears and nose. The symptoms get more severe whenever these is a sudden change from cold to hot weather.
The type of people who are more vulnerable to acquiring chilblains on exposure to cold are persons with family history of having had chilblains, patients with circulation problems and lupus, individuals whose homes are subjected to draught and cold and are not properly insulated, as well as very skinny people.
Homeopathic treatment for chilblains
The homeopathic remedies that I feel work best in treating chilblains are Agaricus, Abrotanium, Borax, Calcarea Carb, Cadmium Sulph and Carbo Animalis.
Agaricus is the most effective in cases of burning, itching, redness and swelling, like the kind resulting from frost bites. I have found that Calcarea Carb is really helpful for petechial eruptions, while Abrotanium is best suited for the itching symptoms of chilblains. Carbo Animalis works best for chilblains that get more severe in the evenings and in colder temperatures.