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How to treat nose frostbite?

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

Dr. Kristin Cox
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Frostbite (Definition)

-exposure 2 cold & is graded just like a burn. 1'st degree is like a sunburn, 2'nd= with blistering, & 3'rd= full thickness with loss of viability of the skin. These R the most serious, & may need debridement & skin grafts. Best 2 dress in protective clothing. This includes the ears &nose, as these R very susceptible, along with fingers & toes. If traveling by car in severe ...Read more


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Hoe do you treat frostbite from the salt and ice challenge?

Hoe do you treat frostbite from the salt and ice challenge?

Frostbite is treated: Based upon its severity, much like a burn frostbite can involve just the superficial layers of tissue, or go deeper. Odds are if you did the salt and ice challenge you do not have a full thickness injury of a finger but a skin injury. Still the essential rules are to avoid repaid rewarming, avoid refreezing and get to a doctor for basic wound care. And dont try it again! ...Read more

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What are common side effects of frostbite? How can I treat it?

What are common side effects of frostbite? How can I treat it?

Severe: Some of the more severe side effects may include loss of toes, digits etc. You should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I think I have a mild case of frostbite but i'm not sure how to treat it! please help?

I think I have a mild case of frostbite but i'm not sure how to treat it! please help?

Warm them: Rapid rewarming in body temperature water(95-100 degree) is the best treatment. Do not rub them in the snow, or run them under cold water. This can be a painful process for true frostbite. Once the fingers are warm, they can still be sore. They may form blisters and swell. If you still have pain after warming the hands, get it checked out in the er. ...Read more

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How does a hospital treat frostbite?

How does  a hospital treat frostbite?

Rewarming & observe: Frostbite injury is very conservative with gentle rewarming and observation. If necrotic tissue occurs removal is advised after the tissue has clearly demarcated. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat minor frostbite on my knee?

What can I do to treat minor frostbite on my knee?

Minor?: Not sure what minor means. If you have superficial frostbite, it is treated much the same a a sunburn or abrasion. Monitor for infection, and support the wound so it will heal. If you have blisters or a deeper injury, it would be best to see your doctor. Then, if things don't get better, you will have support at hand rather than having to go to the emergency room. Knee frostbite is not commonest. ...Read more

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My uncle had bad frostbite on his leg. Because it took so long to be treated, they say it might turn into gangrene. How long would it take to turn?

Fairly fast : Look for hard spots or dark areas. Usually at the very ends of the extremities like at the tip of the toes. ...Read more

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I have frostbite from an ice pack. How can I treat it? My hip is very red, numb and swollen.

Observation: This may be reversible, so no treatment will be necessary. If blisters form, or if the reddness persists, you should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does frostbite heal?

Depends: Just like there are different degrees of burns, so too there are different degrees of frostbite. The worst typre results in dry gangrene. ...Read more

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