Winter special: Simple home remedies for swollen fingers and toes
- Potato. Cut a potato, add some salt on it and apply it all over the sore areas.
- Oatmeal Porridge. Dip your fingers in warm oatmeal porridge or cracked wheat as it will provide you instant relief and get rid of chilblain.
- Warm water and salt.
- Black pepper.
So, what are swollen hands a sign of?
What is hand swelling? Hand swelling is a sign of fluid buildup or inflammation of the tissues or joints of the hand. Hand swelling, which is also called edema, can also result from serious infections, trauma, and other abnormal processes.
How do you treat chilblains on hands?
The following can ease symptoms:
- rewarm skin gently – do not massage, rub, or apply direct heat.
- keep skin dry and warm.
- apply lotion to reduce itching. Fragrance-free lotion is available to purchase online.
- clean skin with an antiseptic to reduce the risk of infection.
- do not scratch.
Why my fingers swell in winters?
Cold weather can cause small blood vessels near the surface of your skin to tighten. Once you warm up, these small vessels may expand too quickly. This may cause blood to leak into nearby tissue, resulting in swelling. The swelling then irritates nerves in the affected area, causing pain.
Can cold weather cause fingers to swell?
You can get chilblains when it's cold. The cold makes the tiny blood vessels in your fingers and toes get smaller. If you warm up too quickly, the blood vessels get bigger again and blood rushes to your fingers and toes. This can cause pain, redness and swelling.