During winters often our hands, feet, face and fingers undergo a lot of swelling and inflammation. The sudden fall in the weather is the cause of the same. It leads to inflammation and puffiness of the skin. It often takes place in the external parts of the body like ears, hands, fingers, ankle, heels etc. The swelling that occurs in the fingers and the toe fingers are often known as Chilblain. An exposure to cold weather for a long time leads to swelling. And when there is a sudden change in weather from cold to a hot weather, the problem intensifies. When the blood vessels get shrunk, it often results in puffiness of the skin. This can be eradicated with the help of certain home remedies. (Also read: What are the effective home remedies to cleanse the colon)
What are the home remedies to get rid of the winter swelling in the body?
Onion: Onions are anti-inflammatory and antibiotic in nature which helps in the proper flow of the blood. In order to get rid of the swelling, applying onion juice is the best remedy. It even helps to get rid of the itchiness from the skin. Usage of raw onion is the best option to lessen the effect of swelling in various body parts.
Turmeric: Turmeric is antiseptic in nature and is anti-inflammatory too. It helps in healing the wound. Besides this, it helps to destroy the bacteria that leads to swelling and pain in various body parts. You can either drink a glass of milk with a pinch of turmeric in it or can apply a paste of turmeric and water to the infected area. (Also read: What are the effective home remedies to get rid of boils on bums and inner thighs)
Garlic: Garlic has Allicin chemical that is antibiotic in nature. It helps to prohibit the growth of the bacteria in the body with the help of immune system. In order to get the best of garlic, one must take one and a half spoon of mustard seeds and boil in oil. Add 2-3 garlic cloves in it. Add 1/4th spoon of turmeric in and a 1/4th spoon of ginger powder in it. Mix the ingredients well and apply them to the infected area to get the best result.
Salt and warm water: Salt and warm water is the most effective remedy to get rid of swelling and inflammation. Thus, dip your infected area twice a day for at least 15-20 minutes. It will help to reduce the redness and the swelling both.
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is antifungal, antibacterial and anti-virus in nature. When one wants to get rid of the swelling, one must apply tea tree oil on the infected area. One can also drink tea tree oil tea to get rid of this problem. (Also read: What are the various home remedies to get rid of skin itching naturally)