Definition - What does Chilblains mean?
Chilblains are small lumps that develop on the skin. These itchy, painful swellings are an abnormal skin response to cold temperatures. The blood vessels in these areas constrict when the skin is subjected to the cold, and when blood flow begins to increase and rewarming begins, it can lead to presentation of chilblains on the skins surface. Chilblains most often occur on the body’s extremities, such as the toes, fingers and earlobes.