Treating chilblains

Chilblains often get better on their own without treatment after a week or two.

It may help to use a soothing lotion, such as calamine or witch hazel, to relieve itching. Your pharmacist may also be able to recommend a suitable product.

If your chilblains are severe and keep returning, speak to your GP.They may recommend taking a daily tablet or capsule of a medication called nifedipine. This works by relaxing the blood vessels, improving your circulation.

Nifedipine can be used to help existing chilblains heal or can be taken during the winter tostopthem developing.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018