Chilblains are a frequent skin problem in the toes in people who have the risks based on how the tiny arteries react to cold. Chilblains are very common in the colder climates and practically unknown in the warmer environments. Inspite of being so frequent there's a lot that is not understood regarding chilblains. As an example, chilblains may impact some people for several years and after that just go away for no obvious rationale. These are definitely more prevalent in those who smoke cigarettes and more frequent in those with a smaller amount body fat. They seem to be more widespread in females. In spite of all of these known risk factors it is not necessarily very clear what the pathology is by which they increase the risk. Not understanding that it can end up being relatively challenging to understand therapy for them that are broadly effective. Most remedies are only based upon anecdotes when the natural development of them is usually to heal up regardless given time. This raises the issue concerning did the therapy work or did the chilblain get well on its own anyway.
All of these issues were broadly talked about in the Podiatry live show, PodChatLive where the hosts chatted with Joseph Frenkel, a podiatrist from Victoriain Australia. This particular episode was broadcast live on Facebook and it was later on added to YouTube and also an audio version as a podcast. The PodChatLive pointed out how straightforward it's to identify a chilblain using the standard history and appearance, but also exactly how difficult it really is to find out what is a good treatment. There's not much, if any reasonable evidence as to what works better and that treatment works much better than not doing anything. There was a reasonable consensus to be able to reduce the chilblains by keeping the feet warm and approaches to take care of the feet after a chilblain has developed. Precautionary strategies were likewise talked about since they do seem to be successful.