Chilblain-Red painful eruption on fingers
[Image-Reddish eruptions on finger in winter]
Reddish eruptions on finger may appear during winter in the fingers.
Severe cases can develop ulcers. Pain is common but itching may be troublesome. This is not contagious.
This is known as chilblain.
This is particularly common in cold areas but not uncommon in Kolkata.
Contact with cold water during night or early morning is an important aggravating factor.
Elderly ladies have higher chance of development of these.
Sometimes, some internal diseases may be associated.
Consult dermatologist to know more about this and also for treatment. Wearing woolen gloves is helpful. Contact with cold water during night or early morning should be restricted.