The winter of 2010 was bitterly cold, and 2011 is set to bring a repeat chill factor. Gloves, scarves and ear muffs will be the height of fashion as everyone tries to keep fingers, toes and ears cosy and warm as they are more susceptible to feeling the cold and will help to prevent chilblains.
An alarming 1 in 10 people in the UK are thought to get chilblains at some stage in their life. So what are chilblains? Chilblains are small, itchy, painful, red swellings on the skin that occur on your extremities as a reaction to cold weather, especially on the fingers, toes, earlobes and nose.
Nelsons® Chilblains cream is a topical remedy traditionally used for the symptomatic treatment of Chilblains. It contains the natural ingredient Wild Black Bryony fresh root which can help provide relief when applied to unbroken chilblains.
Nelsons Chilblains cream is priced at £4.65 (30g) and is available from all good independent health food and pharmacy stores and www.nelsonshomeopathy.com. Always read the label.