As a result of these walks in the cold mornings I got bad chilblains on my hands.
As a cream or ointment, it can be applied directly to bruises, sprains, strains, chilblains or painful varicose veins - but only on unbroken skin.
Just ask the chilblained citizens of Minnesota.
I am too old to have anything other than chilblains as a sign of physical inflammation from the chest down.
You would simply prioritise the foot that had more chilblains .
In the long run this may lead to chilblained hands and/or feet.
In addition, because the cold is more restrictive to your blood supply, you can suffer chilblains and damage to tissue.
To prevent chilblains , avoid exposure to cold.
A few years back I ignored the need for winter socks and got a mild attack of chilblains , the first I've had since I was a child and, if I can so engineer it, the last I shall ever have.
There was no change of clothing to be had; wet boots enclosed ill-stockinged, chilblained feet; bodies remained unwashed through lack of basic facilities, or from sheer tiredness.