Chilblains are red colored skin lumps and swellings caused due to extremely cold weather. It leads to formation of blisters and ulcer that is very infectious. It is a painful condition in which there is itching in the lumps. Chilblain is healed by itself in one to two weeks. The best way to prevent the condition is keeping the body warm during cold weather. You should wear hat, gloves, scarf and socks. Wear loose-layered clothes. Do not wear tight shoes as it blocks free circulation in the feet. Apply anti itch cream on the affected areas. Avoid getting wet. The following article will tell you how to prevent chilblains.