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Dr. Alan Zaccaria
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Cold Weather Injuries (Overview)

Cold weather injuries are conditions caused by exposure to the cold and can include frostbite, which is skin damage, and hypothermia (low body temperature), which can include shivering, organ dysfunction, and death.


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What sort of disease is a cold weather injury?

What sort of disease is a cold weather injury?

Frostbite injury: Cold weather injury is most likely known as frostbrite. It can effect any part of the body but most commonly effects extremities. Treatment is directed at gentle (not rapid) rewarming of the effected part. Observation is subsequently monitored. Pathophysiology involves vascular occlusion and necrosis. Once tissues have demarcated, debridement and reeconstruction is instituted. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Zaccaria
55 doctors shared insights

Cold Weather Injuries (Overview)

Cold weather injuries are conditions caused by exposure to the cold and can include frostbite, which is skin damage, and hypothermia (low body temperature), which can include shivering, organ dysfunction, and death.


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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
Daily
Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
Daily
Get at least eight hours of sleep every night
Daily
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What sort of disease is a cold weather injury?

Frostbite injury: Cold weather injury is most likely known as frostbrite. It can effect any part of the body but most commonly effects extremities. Treatment is directed at gentle (not rapid) rewarming of the effected part. Observation is subsequently monitored. Pathophysiology involves vascular occlusion and necrosis. Once tissues have demarcated, debridement and reeconstruction is instituted. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do NOT rub eye
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Why does the cold weather actually cause pain after suffering an ACL injury?

Why does the cold weather actually cause pain after suffering an ACL injury?

Yes: Cold weather increase pain locally due to the constriction of regional vasa of circulation due to cold, preventin the aresa to receive many substances (likeendorphins) with opioid-like effect, relieving pain. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
Once
Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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I'm getting chest pain when I'm breathing air in cold weather, feels like I can't breath & I'm passing out for sometime, treating left shoulder injury?

I'm getting chest pain when I'm breathing air in cold weather, feels like I can't breath & I'm passing out for sometime, treating left shoulder injury?

Worrisome symptoms: Your symptoms are worrisome. They may be due to either a heart or a lung condition, and require urgent evaluation. Asthma or spasm in the airways in response to cold weather is common, and is easily diagnosed and treated. Passing out requires cardiac, and even neurological evaluation to be completely investigated. While most cases of passing out are not due to a serious illness, some are. See MD! ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more