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Chilblains On Toes Produced Itchy Red Spots

Author: Cyndy T.
Date: 05-02-2016
Views: 2,642
Word Count: 132
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10963-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 1

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One morning a couple of weeks ago after my shower, I noticed red patches on the tops of two toes on one foot. It kind of looked like sunburn, but I hadn't exposed my toes to the sun.

The next day, small blisters started to form. I did some internet research and came to the conclusion that they were chilblains.

So I looked up chilblains on and found that some people had success with Peppermint oil. Peppermint oil is a proven anti-inflammatory. So I started putting a couple of drops of Peppermint oil on them twice a day. Within a week the blisters popped. Then the redness started to fade.

I continued putting a couple of drops of Peppermint oil on them twice a day and, within two weeks, they were hardly noticeable.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: chillblains, frostbite, frostbitten, frostnip, inflammation, rash, winter.

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Supporting Scientific Study
chilblains,frostbite - "Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."Link

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