An onion poultice, or a mixture of pounded salt and onions rubbed into the skin with snow, is suggested.
The worst remedy I remember when I had chilblains as a child was to have to put my feet in the full "potty" for five minutes. Best done when the contents are warm, but if cold then the contents could be heated with the red hot poker. When I had them on my hands, the same treatment was dished out – yuck!! The uric acid was supposed to do something for them. Apart from making me feel sick, I don't think it did anything.
By Hilary Williams
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