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itchy swollen feet in winter
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itchy swollen feet in winter
Hello everybody,

Please help me .I have been having this disease since childhood but have never found any cure .Every winter I have to go through this agony. My toe fingers start to itch and then swell .As the temperature drops the pain gets worse. Some winters I had even got bruised from these swellings. Please help me find a permanent cure. I have tried putting on moisturizer, talcum powder, etc. I used to put me feet in luke warm water, but that gave only temporary relive. Its very painful .Even if I wear woolen socks and keep my feet warm, it still gets painful. Please tell me if there is any cure?

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waadee
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I would go to a podiatrist and see if you can be placed on medication.
One type is a topical called Nitrobid paste...it would be applied to the base of the toes to increase circulation.
Another would be an oral medication in the calcium channel blockers family (eg: Nifedipine)...this also helps increase circulation.
Since warm water helps, sounds like you have small vessel involvement.  The vessels in your toes are probably closing in cold weather to preserve circulation to the main part of your body.
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