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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Frostbite: Is frostbite. The question is do you have it or not? Did your fingers blister? Change color? Or is it you simply held the ice pack and felt cold?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: How long you held the ice back, most of the time it is superficial and heal in a week, but if it was held for long time could be deep and serious.
Dr. Janet Turkle
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Can be serious: This is similar to a burn. This should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible.

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Gentle warming: Remove the ice pack, and allow the tissues to recover their warmth on their own. Hot water or heating pads only further damage the already injured tis ... Read More
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Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Frostbite: Typically self-limiting in your description. Gentle, slow rewarming is the proper treatment.More significant frostbite would have dead necrotic tissue ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Zaccaria
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Observation: This may be reversible, so no treatment will be necessary. If blisters form, or if the reddness persists, you should be evaluated by your doctor.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sounds normal: Sounds like you got a true thermal (cold) burn to to your arm. As such, the tissue needs to heal and can remain pink (assume not fire-red to indicate ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
I would: Have it rechecked.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Singer
38 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Providing you do not have poor circulation or loss of sensation, you can use an ice pack to treat foot pain. Ice would be used for injuries to the foo ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
No: Ice the first 24 hours not heat and get an X-ray as you might of broke something.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Normal : If X-Ray was normal, it will heal with time
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Foot sprain: Continue to use ice packs,20 min at time,several times daily for 2 days. Wrap it with an Ace bandage (elastic bandage). When you are sitting keep it e ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
13 years experience Podiatry
See a Podiatrist: If you have frostbite it is important to seek treatment right away. There are other types of cold injury that are less severe than frostbite, such as ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Current symptoms?: What are your current symptoms? Do you have feeling in your toe? How big is the area you are concerned about? I will need more information to address ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Watch and wait: It is very difficult to estimate the amount of tissue that will necrose (die) as a result of frostbite. Conservative treatment with gentle rewarming a ... Read More

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