Chilblains

Chilblains are a painful itchy reaction mostly n the toes to a too rapid change in temperature from cold to hot.

chilblains

They usually appear initially as painful, reddish itchy lesions that later become a darker or blueish color that may breakdown. If not protected they can become infected.

The best treatment for chilblains is to prevent them from happening in the first place by keeping the feet warm and not letting them get cold. If they do get cold, then they need to be warmed up slowly and gradually. If a chilblain does develop, then a cream to stimulate the circulation can be used. It is important that they are protected and not allowed to develop into an infection.

This new video from PodChatLive is a really good discussion on chilblains:

Most Useful Resources:
Chilblains (Foot Health Forum)
Chilblains (Podiatry Arena)
Chilblains / perniosis (Podiatry Arena)
Chilblains (Pernio; perniosis) (ePodiatry)
Chilblains (PodiaPaedia)
Chilblains (Foot Health Friday)
Beetroot juice for chilblains? ….. say what? (Its a Foot)
Chilblains Season is Here (Croydon Total Footcare)

The Circulation Booster

The Circulation Booster is a controversial product that has been slammed by advertising standards authorities for the unsubstantiated claims that they made. Little or no evidence support there use, except for testimonials.

Most Useful Resources:
Circulation Booster (Foot Health Forum)
Circulation boosters, good or bad? (Podiatry Arena)
Circulation Booster (PodiaPaedia)
Circulation Booster (Podiatry TV)
Does the Circulation Booster Work at Improving Circulation? (Podiatry Update)
Does the Circulation Booster really boost circulation to the foot? (Podiatry Experts)
A booster for the circulation? (Soapbox Sunday)
The Circulation Booster (Dr The Foot)