To prevent chilblains:

  • Avoid or limit your exposure to cold.
  • Dress in warm layers of clothing.
  • Cover all exposed skin as completely as possible when going outside in cold weather.
  • Make sure you keep your hands, feet and face warm.
  • Keep your home and workplace comfortably warm.

If your skin is exposed to cold, it's helpful to rewarm it gradually, since sudden rewarming of cold skin may worsen chilblains.

Dec. 06, 2012