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Frost Bite On Face
I thought it was frost bite and now I have red bumps on my face and sometimes it is itchy. It's on both cheekbones and very red. Please help?!
Facial Frostbite: First step is supportive. Keeping the area clean and observing are important to determining the extent of injury. Small areas may resolve, or heal on their own. Larger areas may require surgery to remove dead tissue and reconstruct the defect. The nose and ears are most commonly affected. ...Read more
Friend went snowboarding in sub zero temp, got blistering and swelling on top behind his ear. Head was completely covered.. Frostbite? Irritation?
Frozen tissues: Put simply, frost bit is when a part of you freezes solid. As the water in the tissues freezes, it causes the tissues to dehydrate. The ice crystals also cause direct damage to the tissues themselves. The treatment is gentle thawing with more aggressive treatment (similar to burn care) for severe cases. In severe cases, the affected parts need to be amputated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Information: Depends on the severity of the frostbite. First degree about three weeks, second degree about three to six weeks. Third degree can be up to three to six months with or without surgery.. Fourth degree usually requires some kind of surgery and can take very long time, several years, to fully recover. ...Read more
Frostbite is like : A burn but in this case is caused by cold not heat. Tissue damage maybe superficial associate with a stinging sensation and pain and redness or deep and associated with loss of full thickness tissue or even a fingertip or part of the body. Is important that for severe frostbite one gets medical support with hydration pain medication and the proper amount of gentle warming. If someone were past that point and have a bruised black and blue booking area of blistering on the skin caused by cold well that probably is frostbite the thing to do is that observation waiting to see what tissues are demarcating rather than early debridement is preferable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right thumb is hurting at the tip like its frost bite but its not...It kinda feel like as if i broke a nail way down , but i havent?
During induced hypothermia with ice packs for patients like with MI, how do they not suffer from frost bite due to the direct cold on their skin?
Its harsh winter here in kashmir and I have got severe frost bite over my toes. They are swelled & got red. Itchy & peeled off skin while scrubbing.
Suffering from frost bite.I live in delhi which is hot in summers & very cold in winrers.In winters my feet and hands get swelled up.So is it severe?
I don't think so: Check your peripheral circulation with venous doppler. ...Read more
If you've been outside in the cold for a while and your hands are numb/ or burning and bright red and freezing to the touch does it mean frost bite?
Yes: In frostbite skin becomes very cold and red, then numb, hard and pale. Frostbite is most common on the fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. You can treat very mild frostbite with first-aid measures, including rewarming your skin. All other frostbite requires medical attention because it can damage skin, tissues, muscle and bones. ...Read more