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Chilblains on chilblains(3 Posts)
I realise that my toes are the least of everyone's problems right now. But I was wondering if anyone had experienced similar...
I get chilblains, pretty much every winter. I look after my feet, good socks, moisturise (to keep the blood circulation going), slippers, warm shoes... Blah. But it just takes one cold day, and my toes are riddled.
This year, I'm still getting them now, in April, despite the house never been cooler than 17' (at night, 22 during the day), and only leave the house very few days. Depsite always wearing socks, including bed socks.
Now I have a second bout of chilblains, over a bout that was just clearing up. Every toe on both feet has at least one.
As a child I was diagnosed with Raynaud's, but I haven't seen a doctor or discussed Raynaud's with anyone medical for over 20 years.
They're painful, not awful during the day, but th merest stub of the toe, or rub of a sock seam and it genuinely hurts.
Is this worth a call to the doc? Or should I leave it be while they deal with actual problems?
Call them. Our GPs are sitting waiting for pts to call up to be put on their telephone triage list. It’s really quiet because everyone thinking the drs are busy but in reality they are quite quiet -it’s the calm before the storm at the minute.
They are doing video consultations or asking for photographs to be sent in.
Thanks @Distressingtimes, I'll give them a bell on Monday. In good news, chilblains just look like chilblains so it's the type of thing that probably doesn't need a face to face appt anyway!