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Can frostbite be cured?

Can frostbite be cured?

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). ...Read more

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Dr. Kristin Cox
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Frostbite (Definition)

A condition that occurs upon exposure to cold and which is graded just like a burn, from first (least serious) to ...Read more


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How do I treat chemical burns caused by pressure treated wood?

How do I treat chemical burns caused by pressure treated wood?

Same as any burn. : Chemical burns need to be cleaned out. This is the first order of business. If the chemical is still on the skin the burns will continue to get worse. If quite severe needs major medical care, maybe debridement and possible antibiotics. See your doctor for definitive care. ...Read more

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Can trench foot be cured?

Can trench foot be cured?

Trench foot care: Trench foot or "immersion foot" results from prolonged exposure of the skin on the feet to wet conditions. Trench foot has several stages from minor skin irritation to severe infection, gangrene and the need for amputation. Minor trench foot can be treated with simple antibiotic measures: cleansing, drying the skin, antibiotic ointment on any broken or open sores, and frequent bandage changes. ...Read more

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Treated ringworm-will tanning help the healing?

Treated ringworm-will tanning help the healing?

Tanning: Would not count on tanning to help get rid of your ring worm. But, it can increase your risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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How serious is frostbite from an ice pack?

How serious is frostbite from an ice pack?

It depend: How long you held the ice back, most of the time it is superficial and heal in a week, but if it was held for long time could be deep and serious. ...Read more

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Can malignant melanoma be treated by oncothermia?

Can malignant melanoma be treated by oncothermia?

No evidence: Standard of care is surgical resection for early stages. For unresectable stage 3 or metastatic stage 4, treatments can be chemotherapy (dacarbzine or temodar), or immunotherapy such as interleukin-2, or ipilimumab. Targeted drugs for braf-positive melanoma are zelboraf, tafinlar, or mekinist. Enroll in a clinical trial is highly recommended. No evidence that oncothermia by itself is effective. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy treat diabetes?

Can radiation therapy treat diabetes?

No: Diabetes is caused when the pancreas does not produce any or enough Insulin for the body to be able to store glucose. Radiation has no possible ability to cause the pancreas to make insulin. ...Read more

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How to treat nose frostbite?

Conservative: Allow tissues to heal without debridement unless an infection should develop. Keep clean and use antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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Can malignant melanoma be treated with oncothermia?

Can malignant melanoma be treated with oncothermia?

Not typically: This technique of heating tumor has been used in melanoma in a very limited way. One way, in the past was to isolate the vessels of a leg and pump heated chemotherapy through it. It had limited success. The recent exciting treatment through targeted therapy and control of the immune system have made oncothermia less interesting in melanoma in the us. ...Read more

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How does cold laser therapy treat chronic pain?

How does cold laser therapy treat chronic pain?

Supposedly: Supposedly by increasing heat which increases circulation which increases and/or promotes healing. ...Read more

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Should raynauds be treated right away?

Should raynauds be treated right away?

Raynaud's: Raynaud's rarely occurs for no reason. The first step is always to try to determine the cause. The first step in treatment is avoidance of triggers (keep warm and warm up the affected area with each occurance). Medication is normally only used when avoidance/protection is not enough to prevent sores or functional limitations. ...Read more

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How is cts treated by a pt?

How is cts treated by a pt?

Stretching: Try to stretch out the region of the carpal tunnel to decrease the symptoms of median nerve entrapment sometimes it can help but sometimes you may still need surgical release. ...Read more

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Can endocarditis caused by aspergillus be treated by antifungal medication?

Can endocarditis caused by aspergillus be treated by antifungal medication?

No: Voriconizole is used initially but surgical valve replacement is mandatory for survival. See: http://130.88.242.202/medicine/aspergillus/dropbox/aspergillus_website/aspergillus-web/articlesoverflow/22086858.Pdf. ...Read more

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How are freon burns to skin treated?

How are freon burns to skin treated?

Depends: It depends on the depth of the burn. For partial thickness burns, they are cleansed and treated with a medicated cream and dressed. ...Read more

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How can you treat the chemical burn from pressure treated wood?

Cold compresses: Cold moist compresses and a moisturizer should afford you much symptomatic relief. Try vaseline, it is non irritating and economical. ...Read more

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CRPS- L foot-infected toenail. Nail removed, nail bed not destroyed -still infected. Could dr/podiatrist treat nail bed now to get rid of infection?

CRPS- L foot-infected toenail. Nail  removed, nail bed not destroyed -still infected. Could dr/podiatrist treat nail bed now to get rid of infection?

Infected nail: Yes. It should rather straight forward to now treat the infection. in the interim soak in salt water and white vinegar. Three tablespoons each , warm water for 5-7minutesuntil you see the doctor ...Read more

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Can leg gangrene noticed in initial stage be cured without amputation?

Can leg gangrene noticed in initial stage be cured without amputation?

Initial stage: It is possible but depends on what you mean by "initial stage". Gangrene can occur from many different reasons (vascular disease, severe infection, etc) so treating the underlying cause may help stop the spread, but it really depends what you mean by "initial stage". Best of luck. ...Read more

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