Signs and symptoms of chilblains

Chilblainsusually develop several hours after exposure to the cold. Theytypically cause a burning and itching sensation in the affected areas, whichcan become more intense if you go into a warm room.

The affected skin may also swell and turn red or dark blue. In severe cases, the surface of the skin may break and sores or Blisters can develop.

It's importantnot to scratch the skin as it can break easily and become infected.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018