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how long does frostbite take to heal

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Can take a long time: Frostbite injuries can heal very slowly. Often the final amount of tissue lost is less that one would predict initially. The general rule is: "injured ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Variable: Depends on extent.
Dr. Earl Ferguson
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Variable: It depends on the depth of the injury. A superficial injury involving only the skin can be expected to resolve in 10-15 days. Deeper tissue injury m ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wound care: Protect injured part and keep warm and watch for signs of tissue death or infection. Gently cleansing with a mild soap (such as cetaphil) twice a day ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
1-3 days: Initially you get white, red, and yellow patches that become numb. Blisters develop 1–2 days later, then become hard and blackened (but usually appear ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Dose not take to: It can take minutes for a person to begin to see signs of frostbite on exposed skin. Frostbite can occur if the temperature is 20 degrees or below and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Right away: When holding dry ice, how long does it take for the ice to cause frostbite?
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies on severity: Of compromise of the blood supply. Individuals with vaso-occlusive disease such as diabetes may be prone to more extensive disease and complications.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on size/area: Frostbite occurs when the cold injury causes the tissue to die from cold exposure or the vascular supply to thrombose. Typically extremities are more ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Long Time: It can take weeks to months to fully recover from frostbite. How long depends on how bad the frost bite was and how much tissue damage occured. Watc ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Various factors : General health, baseline circulation, smoking status, core temperature , improper or too tight clothing, nerve issues, metabolic issues, wind chill, w ... Read More

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