Chilblains And How To Prevent Them
The cold weather can affect us in more ways than one. There are hundreds of ways for us to catch chilblains. Most people within their life will contract chilblains at least once - in most cases they are incredibly mild cases, and disappear within a few hours of warmth being given back to the skin. However, there are some extreme cases in which the chilblains can develop, and become a hindrance to peoples every day performance. If this happens, they will usually seek out medical advice.
Despite how bad chilblains can be, there are many different ways that they can be prevented. The simplest way to stop them from occurring is by wrapping up warm. This means from head to toe. Gloves, a hat, scarf, and a good coat. Thick and warm trousers need to be included. Chilblains effect the extremities the most, since the blood will move from your digits and such to protect the inner workings of your body.
Another way to avoid these, is to warm your skin back up slowly. Do not hold a hot water bottle against hands that have been exposed to extended periods of the cold. This can cause the skin and cells to change too rapidly, which can result in severe and serious chilblains.
Your chilblains can also be made a lot worse with this method. It is safer to put another layer on the affected area, and keep going, until it feels warm enough.
Chilblains are, essentially, an abnormal reaction to the cold. When the skin gets cold, the blood vessels that are closest to the surface become narrower. When the skin is exposed to sudden heat, the vessels expand. If this happens too quickly, it can cause a leak of blood in to the surrounding tissue. This is where the swelling and itching from chilblains is thought to come from.
If you believe you are experiencing real problems from chilblains, please seek help from your GP. If they are manageable, then be careful of your hands Motability and use the few weeks after the chilblains seemed to have gone and healed.
No one likes suffering from the cold, and there's really no reason that anyone should. The cold is a killer of active sportsmen and women and even in cities where people have the comforts of modern day society all around them, they can suffer greatly. Staying safe from the cold is something that many people need to do more of because they could suffer seriously.
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