Blue and swollen hands in winters.
Hello, I am 22 years old female. In winters my hands get blue and a bit swollen. Can anyone tell me why? Can anyone tell me what should I do? It usually happens in winter. Last year my doctor told me there is nothing to be worried about but I need to take precautions. I need some solution can anyone suggest me some? Thank You.
@sergio Hello, you have chilblains. Chilblains are small lesions caused by the inflammation of tiny blood vessels after exposure to cold air. 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. Chilblains usually go away on their own within one to three weeks. A few things that you can try like warming the area avoid applying direct heat because warming up the area too rapidly can make your symptoms worse. You should consult a doctor if it persists for more than weeks. Thank you.