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i went snowboarding on sunday without gloves. my left fingertips are still numb only 3 out of them. will this go away. my fingers are normal colored no discoloration. just nervous thats all ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Nerve damage: Ostensibly the peripheral nerve endings sustained some degree of damage from severe cold exposure but fortunately there was no tissue damage. I expect that full recovery will eventually occur but it could take, days, weeks or even months. See your MD for any further advice if sensation doesn't show gradual return after several more days or so.

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