What cream is best for chilblains?

Calamine lotion and witch hazel are both soothing and cooling, whilst antiseptic should be applied to broken chilblains until medical attention is sought. A steroid cream rubbed onto the chilblains may reduce itch and soreness.

What is the fastest way to cure chilblains?

Rewarming affected skin gently, without massaging, rubbing or applying direct heat. Avoiding cold exposure whenever possible. Keeping your affected skin dry and warm, but away from sources of heat. Applying lotion to alleviate itching.

Is hydrocortisone cream good for chilblains?

If the chilblains are itchy, a low dose topical steroid cream can be used. This has some risk in that steroid creams can thin the skin and by placing the cream on a fragile lesion skin breakage may occur but is unlikely.

Can you put Vaseline on chilblains?

Finally, I monitor any chilblains that do develop. If the skin shows signs of cracking I use petroleum jelly and adhesive bandages (eg, Band-Aid® bandages) to keep the skin moisturized and protected. This prevents infection. Even though it doesn’t look like much, cracked, infected skin on a chilblain is very painful.

Can you use Sudocrem on chilblains?

Whilst chilblains can often be uncomfortable, they can be prevented. The best way to prevent chilblains is to limit exposing your extremities to the cold; this is of course not always possible, and if you or your family are suffering you can use Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream to soothe the discomfort.

Is e45 good for chilblains?

Never try to warm them up by resting on a radiator or directly in front of a fire. Unfortunately there are no specific creams or medications for this, but a soothing cream such as e45 or Sudocrem won’t do you any harm. Some people who are prone to chilblains may have underlying circulatory problems.

Is Vicks good for chilblains?

Many chilblains can be treated at home, as well as keeping the body warm and at a constant temperature you can also: Use creams with heat in them, such as deep heat or Vicks vapour rub to increase circulation around your chilblains. Avoid scratching as this can lead to damage of the fragile skin and risk of infections.

How do I get rid of chilblains on my toes?

If you have chilblains, these are some home treatments you can try:

  1. Resist the urge to scratch, as this will further damage the skin.
  2. Use calamine lotion or witch hazel to soothe the itching.
  3. Rub Deep Heat or similar onto the feet to promote heat and circulation.
  4. Wear woollen or cotton socks.
  5. Keep your whole body warm.