Top 10 Home Remedies For Frostbites

 

Apart from the chilling cold, winter brings us several other hardships, one of those is frostbites! Yes, frostbites occur when there is exposure of the body to extreme cold. People living in cold regions, people who are exposed to harsh cold temperature, people who consume alcohol, and are frequently dehydrated suffer from frostbites the most. When Frostbites occur on the skin, the underlying tissues, blood vessels and nerves are damaged. This damage can even lead to amputation! The most commonly affected areas are toes, nose, chin, cheeks and ears. Some symptoms of frostbites are:

  • Numbness in the affected areas.
  • Sting like feeling.
  • Blood filled swellings appear.
  • Experience of deadness in the area.
  • Itchiness in the area.

Hence, it is important for us to take care and to know some home remedies to treat frostbites. Here are ten useful home remedies:

10. Sage

Sage

Sage is considered very useful for frostbites. It can be consumed in the form of decoction or in the form of sage tea. This will have a positive impact on frost bites.

9. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been used since a long time to treat skin ailments. Application of aloe vera gel on the affected areas can soothe the itching.

8. Banana Peel

Banana Peel

It is one of the easiest remedies. Covering the affected area with fresh banana peel can help reduce swelling.

7. Horsetail

Horsetail

As it is rich in silica, it can help to build the damaged tissues and collagen helps in regeneration of cells in the body.

6. Tea Bags

Tea Bags

No, don’t consume them; but soak them in water, almost ten of them, then place over the affected areas. This can reduce the stinging sensation and itching.

5. Camphor

Camphor

Use camphor oil to massage the affected area. Camphor can help regulate the blood circulation and relieves pain. It is to be noted that not more than 5-8 drops must be applied.

4. Fluids

Fluids

If dehydration is your cause, then you must consume fluids to replenish your body. Fluids like fruit juice, lemonade, hot cocoa and warm water can be consumed.

3. Oils

Oils

A mix of olive oil, peppermint oil and ammonia can help. Mix all three and apply on the affected area using cotton balls. This can be done for 2-3 minutes every day for good effects. Garlic and mustard oil can be helpful, too.

 

2. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

It can provide instant relief by regulating blood circulation. Boil some water and add cayenne pepper to it. Let the mixture cool down. Then apply the mixture on the affected area using clean a clean towel.

 

1. Herbal Tea

Herbal Tea

Consumption of chamomile or other forms of herbal tea like peppermint tea can work on frostbites.

In order to control this condition, we must do some damage control. It includes less consumption of hot water, avoiding cold water bath, avoiding extreme hot exposure to the affected area, avoiding alcohol consumption and others can be helpful too.

Happy Winters!

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