I’m 70 in the USA. Chilblain LE dx from toe biopsy. I’ve googled and apparently it’s rare. The biopsy was done to rule out microthrombi bc I’m positive for APS antibodies(no symptoms) labs done at 68/69. For a couple of years raynaulds and acrocyanosis were tossed around but I don’t profile for either. Some toes/fingers just turn blue. The first time I turned blue was an immediate reaction to omnipaque 300 (cat scan dye) I also was freezing. There were other reactions but these seem to be tied to my sporadic blue episodes. Rhuemy #2 under new medicare plan ordered the biopsy. I’m also scheduled for an ultra sound of legs, feet and toes. So far, I just turn blue, they don’t really hurt or blister. DLE by biopsy at 68 and has been in remission since initial treatment. Rhuemy is thinking about a calcium channel blocker but I have a history of reacting to excipients in meds (3thyroid and 4 statins). To date, I have continually tested negative for SLE. All my research seems to suggest that these dxs at my age with no prior symptoms is unusual. 2 seem to be listed as rare.
1 is this unusual?
2 are there topicals that are vasodilators?
Any thought would be appreciated.