My mother recently had a chilblain on her toe, and she immediately did what I had taught her a few years back when I was given the most wonderful advice from a Chinese friend.
With current weather I thought it best to pass it on as I remember the vasodilating medication I was given years ago had some very nasty possible side-effects, like turning the whites of one's eyes yellow...which to me would imply liver damage!
Take a mature, banana- one that is going soft, not yet at the stage where it has lots and lots of brown spots on the skin, but soft.
A green banana has skin that is too hard and no good.
Take the peel of the soft banana and rub it onto the affected area where you have the chilblain. The relief for that horrible, hot, incessant itching is virtually instant; it stops almost immediately! Allow the banana skin matter to dry fully. It will go a rather horrible dark brown/ black. Not to worry. Once dry put a cotton socks on. However, if going to bed remove the sock so as not to heat up the feet again.
A few further applications of the banana skin should sort it out completely.
As a further treat, you can fry said banana in coconut oil and if you are able, serve with a dollop of ice-cream! Delicious!
Enjoy being chilblain free!
Poppy the 🐈