Frostbite is tissue damage on parts of the body that have been exposed to extreme cold. Symptoms range from swollen and painful areas to tissue death. Fingers, toes, nose and ears are particularly affected.
Raynaud’s disease is a seizure-like circulatory disorder of fingers and toes. At first they become completely white and bloodless. As soon as the blood flow returns, the affected fingers or toes will first turn bluish and then red. Women are particularly affected by this painful disease.
Homeopathy offers a gentle and natural accompanying treatment to alleviate the symptoms.
Which homeopathic remedies help?
Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for frostbite/Raynaud’s disease that best suits your situation.
Individual fingers, toes, noses or ears become white and numb after prolonged exposure to extreme cold. The affected part of the body feels numb. Touches are not felt at this point. When heat is applied, the skin begins to itch.
Causes of frostbite
- prolonged exposure to cold
Symptoms of frostbite
- pale, cold and numb skin
- Healing with scarring
- Frostburn (dead skin areas)
- pain when heated
More tips and advice on treating frostbite
Slowly warm up frozen parts of the body with your own body heat or blankets, for example by putting your hand under your jacket or wrapping it in a warm scarf. Under no circumstances should the affected area be warmly rubbed or massaged. This could cause additional damage to the skin.
In the event of frostbite, a doctor should be consulted as soon as possible!
Causes of Raynaud’s disease
- Dysfunction of the blood vessels
- disorders of nervous activity
- hormonal imbalances
- Smoking favors the occurrence
- rheumatic diseases
- autoimmune diseases
- Working with vibrating machines (jackhammer, chainsaw)
Symptoms of Raynaud’s disease
- Fingers or toes turn pale and then turn blue
- tingling or other discomfort
A seizure usually lasts up to half an hour at most. If the symptoms last longer, complications can arise:
- damage to the blood vessels
- Tissue death (necrosis)
More tips and advice on treating Raynaud’s disease
At the first sign of an attack, washing hands with warm water is recommended. It should also be helpful to move or massage your hands.