A 25-year-old member asked:
Can frostbite be cured?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Bowmananswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Injury to be managed: Frostbite happens when the body part affected gets frozen. Your body has to heal up from the injury. If the frostbite is mild, prognosis is very good. If it is severe, you can sometimes lose the affected body part. Seek medical treatment asap, and educate yourself in frostbite prevention (not enough room here to go into details).
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Dr. Thomas Hestonanswered
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Sometimes: Caught early and treated promptly, sometimes a cure is possible.
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Last updated Jun 1, 2020
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