anonymous asked:

Dear Dr. Cranquis,

Each and every winter I'm struggling with my toes. My toes are often very sore and red, sometimes even blue and purple! My mum told me it might be chilblains, but I'm not sure.. I've tried switching my converse to warmer shoes with wool in them, and I've started wearing warm slippers at home and warming up my bed before I go to bed, but I still sometimes find my toes blue of the cold.
Is there a better way to get rid of this problem?

Well, the variations in toe color associated with cold temperatures sounds like Raynaud’s Phenomenon to me, Rainy Day Raccoon! Read that info and see what you think. It discusses some good lifestyle and medical options for treatment, too.

(Chilblains is another possibility for colorful painful digits in cold weather, but it usually causes blisters or ulcers too.)

Good luck!

Stupid body ¬_¬

I’ve got a chilblain on one toe (second toe on my right foot) that’s caused it to swell up to a point where it’s actually longer than my big toe. It’s so frickin’ painful as well. Always the same damn toe!


one of the few things that i hate about cold weather is my chilblains.  currently, i have 8 stinging bumps on the index and middle fingers alone (6 of them on the index alone!), and some parts of my toes.  swollllllen.