What are Chilblains and What do They Look Like?

Q:
What are chilblains?

A:
Chilblains, also known as pernio or frostbite, are the painful inflammation of small blood vessels in your skin. It often occurs in response to repeated exposure to cold but not freezing air. People with chilblains usually get on their hands and feet:

  • itching
  • red patches
  • swelling and blistering

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