Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Chilblains usually clear up after one to three weeks. In the meantime, you can take steps to ease your symptoms, including:

  • Avoiding cold exposure whenever possible
  • Keeping your affected skin warm, but away from sources of heat
  • Using lotions to alleviate itching and swelling
  • Making sure the affected skin is cleaned with an antiseptic and bandaged to prevent infection
  • Avoiding scratching
Dec. 06, 2012