Chilblains (perniosis, also known as pernio) is a reaction to cold,
nonfreezing temperatures. It is seen most often in young people who have
Raynaud's phenomenon and people who are exposed to damp,
Symptoms develop 2 to 14 hours after exposure to cold and usually
affect the hands, ears, lower legs, or feet. Symptoms include:
Is gasping for breath
Can't cry or talk because of breathing trouble
Grunts when breathing
Has blue lips
May have a small object caught in her throat
Is breathing very fast (this is also a symptom of fever)
Looks very sick
Treatment includes rewarming the affected areas, caring for any
blisters that form, and avoiding reexposure to cold.
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April 15, 2013
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