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Top 7 Natural Homeopathic remedies for Treating Chilblains

Homeopathic Medicines for Chilblains

Homeopathic Medicines for Chilblains

As the name suggests, chilblains are small, itchy swellings that appear on the skin due to exposure to cold or humid conditions over a period. The tissue gets inflammed, and the symptoms of damaged capillary beds in the skin are usually visible. This condition affects the extreme parts of the body that are more susceptible to cold, like the fingertips, toes, nose, ears, and heels. Chilblains rarely cause any permanent damage and tend to heal within weeks with proper precautions. A homeopathic remedy for chilblains like Agaricus works to reduce the swelling and inflammation, and also provide relief from painful symptoms.
Chilblains are also known as Perniosis or Chilburns.

Causes of Chilblains

Chilblains are usually considered to be an idiopathic condition which means that there is no particular cause behind it. The most common reasons that are thought to cause this condition are as follows:

It can be related to body’s abnormal reaction when an individual is exposed to a cold or humid environment, followed by sudden rewarming. The superficial blood vessels become narrow when exposed to extremes of temperature. These usually expand to their usual size with slow, gradual and steady warmth. But if sudden rewarming of the affected part occurs, the blood vessels expand quickly. This leads to an increased blood flow which the superficial blood vessels cannot handle. The blood then leaks out into the surrounding tissues, resulting in itchiness and swelling.

Chilblains can be hereditary too; a positive family history can be a risk factor.

A long-standing history of chronic chilblains indicates a disorder of the connective tissue.

Chilblains: Risk Factors

There can be many risk factors involved in the occurrence of chilblains, like:

Environmental factors, which are usually noticed in people living in extremely cold or humid areas.

Seasonal changes, moving from warm weather to cold, like during the months from November to April.

Poor circulation in an individual makes them susceptible to chilblains, as it may lead to an increased sensitivity to the changes in temperature.

Autoimmune diseases like Lupus cause swelling in the body’s tissues and affected people become more prone to develop chilblains.

Raynaud’s disease is a condition in which the small arteries that supply blood to skin becomes narrow, resulting in decreased blood flow to the affected area. It usually affects the blood supply to fingers and toes. People who suffer from Raynaud’s disease are more susceptible to develop chilblains.

Gender: Women are more likely to get chilblains as compared to males.

Body weight is another risk factor; people with low body weight are more prone to developing chilblains.

Clothing or shoes that are too tight, worn in cold, damp weather can hinder the blood circulation and predispose a person to develop chilblains. Also, not wearing sufficient warm clothes in extremes of weather can increase one’s susceptibility to chilblains, especially on the parts exposed to the cold or dampness.

Chilblains: Symptoms

The most common symptoms of chilblains include:

Color Changes of the affected area of the skin:
The condition can lead to general redness or blueness of the affected areas of the skin, or it can cause patchy discoloration. Changes in the color are usually visible through naked eyes. These color changes occur as a result of the body’s abnormal reaction towards repeated exposure to extremes of temperatures. Erythema, with blanchable redness of the area, may also occur.

Swelling:
Swelling may occur as a result of an accumulation of leaked blood in the surrounding tissues. The blood gets leaked from the capillaries when sudden rewarming happens after exposure to cold or humid conditions.

Pain:
Pain is a common symptom experienced by people suffering from chilblains. Pain due to chilblains can range from mild, moderate to severe. It may be a sharp, tearing, prickling, throbbing or dull, aching pain in the affected parts.

Itching:
An individual can experience an irritating or uncontrollable itching sensation in the affected part, as a result of chilblains. Usually, this itching occurs when the affected area becomes warm.

Burning:
A burning sensation usually occurs as a result of underlying nerve damage in the area affected by chilblains. Nerve damage also leads to tingling and numbness in the affected part, which feels like a burning sensation.

Complications from Chilblains

Chilblains do not usually result in permanent injury, but if not treated well within time, it can cause severe damage. Recurrent and non-healing chilblains should be reported to a doctor to rule out more serious medical conditions.

Complications include:

  • permanent discoloration of the skin.
  • scarring of the skin.
  • formation of the painful blisters, which can further lead to ulcers and infections.

Homeopathic Remedy for Chilblains

The best treatment for chilblains is a natural science. Homeopathy takes into consideration the fact that the symptoms of disease occur as a result of the body’s inability to combat an infection. Homeopathy helps in boosting an individual’s immune response to fight the infections and restore the body to its healthy state. Homeopathic remedy for chilblains is a completely natural, non-intrusive, and safe treatment method. Made of natural substances, homeopathic medicines are used to get rid of chilblains quickly.

Homeopathic Medicines for Chilblains

Agaricus: Best Homeopathic Remedy for Chilblains

Agaricus for chilblains is the top grade homeopathic remedy for chilblains. It is used to treat common symptoms of chilblains, like a burning sensation and intense itching on both the hands. The affected person may feel as if their hands were frozen. The hands appear blue and cold, and painful swellings of the hands and toes may be present. A sharp, prickling pain may also be present.

Petroleum: Homeopathic Remedy for Painful Chilblains

Petroleum is a homeopathic remedy used to treat chilblains where there is a lot of pain. The parts affected by chilblains itch terribly and feel like they burn (like fire). Inflammation usually appears with the cold weather.

Lachesis: Homeopathic Remedy for Chilblains with Pus

Laches is a homeopathic remedy for chilblains that can help in treating the cases of old chilblains that become inflamed and suppurating. This medicine is used in cases where the circulation in the capillary is affected. It helps to renew the circulation without sloughing off the skin. Dark blue swelling of the cellular tissue on the hands gives a mottled appearance, and a purple discoloration may be seen on the feet. This is an excellent homeopathic medicine for blood circulation.

Abrotanum: Homeopathic Remedy for Chilblains that are Itchy 

Abrotanum is a homeopathic remedy for chilblains where the condition causes itching. There can be associated coldness of the fingertips with a presence of prickling pain in the fingers.

Rhustox: Homeopathic Remedy for Chilblains with Formication

Rhustox is a homeopathic remedy for chilblains that helps treat inflammation of the fingertips with formication (sensation of insects crawling over the skin). There is visibly red, smooth and shining swelling of the hands and feet. Rubbing the affected parts increases the eruptions. This medicine is used to treat vesicular eruptions.

Sulfur: Homeopathic Remedy for Burning Soles of Feet due to Chilblains

Sulfur is a homeopathic remedy for chilblains that helps reduce swelling of the toes, especially those that tend to suppurate. There is purple discoloration of the feet, along with thick, red chilblains on the fingers. There is intense itching in the toes that were frozen, and it usually gets worse by the warmth of the bed.

Pulsatilla: Homeopathic Remedy for Chilblains

Pulsatilla is a homeopathic remedy for chilblains which are hot, have bluish-red swelling, and itching. Purple discoloration of the feet along with an inflammation of the toes is also there.

Preventing Chilblains

Preventive measures can be taken to avoid the occurrence of the chilblains, which include:

  • reduction in exposure to cold or humid climates.
  • keeping the hands and feet warm.
  • avoiding tight clothes and shoes that restrict circulation of blood to the feet, toes, and extremities.
  • keeping a check on the condition of the feet in case one is diabetic. People with diabetes may get infected by chilblains without realizing it.

Tips to Manage Chilblains with Homeopathy

Apart from using the best homeopathic remedy for chilblains, there are a few management tips that can help manage, and eventually reverse the condition:

  • maintain a regular exercise routine so that the circulation is not compromised.
  • soak the affected parts in warm (never hot) water.
  • keep the affected area dry.
  • keep a regular check on associated health issues like blood pressure or diabetes, as they affect healing.
  • rewarm the affected parts gradually to avoid any sudden rewarming and its side effects.

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Comments

  1. Mark Smith says:

    Dr. Sharma,

    I am quite certain that I suffer from Chilblains in my toes and fingers (living in frigid Michigan). In terms of supplements, can you suggest a specific brand for the Agaricus? For the Carbo Animalis, is there a specific brand/source you suggest buying and how is that administered?

  2. Azeemi maryam says:

    My daughter age is 15.she has chilblains problem in winter.when she goes outside e.g school her toes.fingers.become painful swell and face become red

  3. ChanderKanta ojha says:

    Can Every intense itching on getting warm in bed cannot be termed chilblains ? Redness too is missing, yet, the knuckles on feet and fingers itch intensely.

  4. Vijeta Prakash says:

    Hello Dr.
    I’m suffering from chilblains since 7-8yrs.I’ve intense itching when my toes become warm specially at night.and whenever I tend to touch my toes, it’s painful.Please suggest some remedy to just get rid of this itching forever. Thank you..

  5. shaloni prajapati says:

    i m suffering from chilblains. it cause redness itching and very painful. after this it becomes black and scars remains

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  7. Hellow Dr.
    i am 24 years.i am suffering with chillblan from many years..in winters my fingers & toes are red,itchy & painful due to cold..i have many treatment & precautions but i have no relief.so plz i request you to kindly give me right suggestion for cure it permanently.
    thanks

  8. ishita chatterjee says:

    Hello Doctor,
    I am suffering with this chilblains on my toes. From past 7-8 years this problem is continue in during winter season. Mostly i feel itchy and painful during night when i am about to sleep & sometimes during day. Kindly guide me and help me in to get rid of this problem to kick out permanently. I will wait for your mail.
    Thank you,
    Ishita Chatterjee

    • Dear Ishita Chatterjee

      I am also suffering with this Chilblains and I use Nifedipine and It give a best result.
      It help you to solve your blood problem and you can also use Avil for Itching problem they so mush effective.
      ThankYou
      Omkar

  9. Srinivasa Murthy E A says:

    Dear Dr.

    I am retired and aged 70 years and keeping good general health. But I am having one or two chronic problems and they are: 1) Not getting sound sleep. I go to bed around 10 pm but woke up between 1,30 am and 4 am. I was an early riser and used to wake up at 4.30 am. Now because of my intermittent waking up at different time and also with unconnected dreams I become drowsy during day time. I tried to compensate my sleep loss by daytime sleeping after lunch for about 1 to 1 1/2 hour. I am taking passiflora Q 20 to 30 drops before bed time, on the dr’s advise since about 6-8 months with breaks. But not much improvement and day time drowsiness continues. Detailed blood examination is normal.

    Kindly suggest remedies to overcome the present problem, so that I can be active in day time. I am not a sedantry man and active in my life doing free social work on voluntary service and strictly not on commercial basis.

    Pl help me

  10. Mavis Urwin says:

    I’m 77 female, reasonably active but slightly overweight. In the last 3-4 months I have had vertigo and slight nausea on looking up, say to a high shelf, looking down to my feet and sometimes getting up from bed in the morning. My GP has said it’s benign postural positional vertigo and not much can be done – according to him the medical treatment is worse than the condition. I know what the medical treatment is but won’t go into that here as I’m sure you’re aware of it. What can be done homoeopathically please. I have used remedies before so am aware of the benefits of this treatment. Thank you.

  11. Dear Dr. Sharma
    I’ve been suffering from chilblains for many years. I’ve used chilblains cream tamus by Nelson (ointment) but it stopped working. Having used that remedy for a while would you still recommend those above? If so which one would you think is the best from your list and is it available as an ointment?

    Many thanks
    Idit

  12. chander mohan says:

    Dear Dr Sharma,
    Please let us know market trade name of Agaricus for chilblains, its dosage and duration and any other remedy for swollen , itchy and toes for a 15 year old female
    Thanks & regards
    Dr Chander mohan

  13. My Daughter (10 Yrs) is having painful Chilblians in her both toes due to winter. Its very itching & painful.

    Kindly advise a homeopathy medicine to be given to her to get releif from pain & itching.

    Thanks in advance

    • Dr Sharma,
      This blog site is not helpful. I hope that someone in your dept will revise this blog so that THE REST OF US CAN SEE THE ANSWERS TO EVERYONES QUESTIONS. What is the purpose of having all these ???? from people with the same problems just to have them read others same questions and NOT RECEIVE AN ANSWER THAT WE ALL CAN READ. Whats the best treatment for the burning symptoms of Chilblains?

      Thanks for your time, expertise and answer.

      AL

  14. i m 24 year old unmarried girl. i have been suffering frm a skin elergy. and since 8years old.
    sir winter me meri hands & feet ki fingers me sweling aa jati h, wo red ho jaati h sath me cheese & khujli chalti h problam hone per usme ghaav ho jaate h n paani nikalne lagta h.. sir winter me pura bachaav rakhti hu n mene saare homeopatic & allopatic treatment le chuki hu but kahi se bhi mughe parmanentv relief nahi mila .. mughe dr. sahab eisa treatment mail kare taki wo is bimari ko completly finish kr sake.. thanks

  15. Dr. Mayurkumar says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,
    agaricus for frostbite kind , calc carb for patechial kind, abrotanum for chilblains itching kind, carbo animalis for chillblains aggravates evening and in cold and also borax , cadmium sulph etc helped a lot
    thank you

  16. Akram siddiqui says:

    dear dr
    i have contsriction in my left side centre spine, and brain, hip, and cervicle region ,apply vesilin, cold
    Due to this complaine i am suffering in sugar 208pp ,fulness in right side, head chest abdomen intestine , weakness and constriction lumber and lower,cervicle and upper, always slight vertigo , i feel as my left side brain not workin pressur in right sid brain left side empty,left ear close heard to hear, pls advise me
    thanks
    akram siddiqui

  17. Dear Dr Sharma..my mother has recently developed severe chilblains on the end of her fingers..she does suffer from poor circulation and her fingers are nearly always white or blue with numbness and very painful even indoors. She has suffered with chilblains on her feet during Winter but has not had them on her fingertips since she was a young woman in the 1940s.
    The worst one has been bad for two or three months now..very swollen at the finger-tip…she wondered if she had injured it at first and even went to the hospital for an xray…but they told her to see her doctor…and then the skin started to come away and she realised that it was a chilblain…shes due to see her doctor this week.
    She is taking medication for High Blood Pressure and an inhaler for her breathing.
    She is sympathetic towards homeopathic remedies ..she uses arnica and Dr Bach rescue remedy, but is not confidant about using other remedies as her doctor is mainstream and doesn’t recommend them…so I am trying to gather as much info as possible to give to her to assist her to have confidence to try natural remedies…She is 86, and still very active mentally and physically… please can you assist with some helpful information…thankyou…Lucia

  18. chayan mitra says:

    dear.dr.sharma
    nice post,looking for more post on miasm,posology.
    regards.

  19. Dr. Sayeed Ahmad says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma

    Really your article is very very helping and useful and your guidance to hundreds of people will greatly help to get rid of chilblain presently and I am also victim of this problem due to severe cold prevailing in UP and our Allahabad temperature has gone to minimum around 1 degree. I will use Carbo Animalis as per your suggestion since my problem aggravates in the evening and lasts whole night with swollen fingers and pain. Thanks a lot for your great informative article. Gold bless you. With best regards =Dr. Sayeed Ahmad=

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