Chilblains are an extreme reaction to cold, in which superficial blood vessels contract
excessively causing skin to go pale and numb, then red, swollen, and itchy. They
are most common on the hands and feet and can break and get worse with repeated exposure
to cold and damp.
To help prevent chilblains, keep your feet and legs warm, especially if your circulation
is poor and your mobility is limited. The whole leg rather than just the feet, needs
to be kept warm, so trousers, long boots, tights and leg warmers or long socks will
Wool is comfortable and warm as it naturally traps air, but other fibres will be
equally warm if they are knitted. Try not to expose yourself to extremes of cold,
perhaps by delaying going out until later in the day. Try not to stand or sit in
a cold, draughty environment.
Cold Feet- Gehwol ‘Red’ Foot Cream
Foot Cream - Light emollient cream.
A warming balm - revives tired, worn out, aching feet. Invigorating camphor, extracts
of paprika and ginger as well as essential oils of rosemary and mountain pine impart
a pleasant feeling of warmth.