||[Feb. 22nd, 2012|10:55 am]
Ailz has chilblains. I thought that's what they were- and now her podiatrist confirms it. I have them too, I think, though I haven't had them diagnosed. Chilblains are caused by nerves getting themselves frozen to death, so we need to work harder at keeping our feet warm.|
We spend much of the day in a room with an unreconstructed wood floor. Very picturesque, very draughty. I've imported a mat from the front room (where it's not needed) to cover up some of the gaps between the boards.
2012-02-22 11:12 am (UTC)
I was also advised to keep whole leg warm (or arm for finger chilblains). Also, don't move from a warm room to a cold one - try to keep an even temperature - and, if you get very cold, warm the limb gradually
My home is probably smaller than yours, so I can keep the whole house at an even temperature - and add a thick jumper and tights - and I haven't had chilblains since I moved here, although they've been a nightmare all my life
That's good advice.
Our house is big and rambly, though not as draughty as it once was. We've been trying to keep the heating bills down- which probably accounts for the chilblains.
Big fluffy socks make life so much nicer.
Down booties, I swear by them.
P.S. Ailz has ordered some. :)
I suffer from low blood pressure, which means constant problems with cold hands and feet. Down is the way to go, definitely.
Me too with low BP - and chillblains as well. Always cold, often achy. I wear sox 24 hours a day, have special non constricting bedsox so as to not stop circulation. I also wear flannel pajamas and long sleeve cotton pullover tops day and night. For me, it is much easier to STAY warm than to GET warm again.
That is a painful condition.
There are socks with thermal properties that you might look into. They're made for hunters and outdoors people and really work.
Ailz says she's got a pair of those on at the moment- and her feet are still cold :(
Oh dear...poor circulation must be complicating the matter, then.
Yup, if it's cold enough, I have to wear socks AND booties, AND get some of those foot-warmer packets. . .
This has been a hard winter. We need to stock up with socks and boots before the next one comes along.