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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 4 (July 1, 1935.)



Chilblains are really a slight frostbite. They develop when there is poor circulation in the parts affected. The best preventive, therefore, is to get fit before the cold weather comes, eat nourishing food, wear suitable warm clothing, and have sufficient healthy exercise. Persons who are predisposed to chilblains should aid circulation by massage of the hands and feet. The use of methylated spirits with massage is helpful as it hardens the skin. Any affected parts may be painted with weak tincture of iodine—it is quite a good remedy—but this should not be applied to broken chilblains. If the conditions persists it is well to get medical advice.

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