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What is the definition or description of: Cold weather injuries?

What is the definition or description of: Cold weather injuries?

Not too cool.: These are injuries that occur when either the body or a specific body part is subjected to temperatures that are below the minimum the body requires for normal cellular activity. As the tissues are cooled to lower and lower temperatures, normal metabolic activity is impeded. The resulting conditions can lead to hypothermia, freezing of skin and tissue fluids and eventually death. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Zaccaria
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Cold Weather Injuries (Definition)

These are injuries that occur when either the body or a specific body part is subjected to temperatures that are below the minimum the body requires for normal cellular activity. As the tissues are cooled to lower and lower temperatures, normal metabolic activity is impeded. The resulting conditions can lead to hypothermia, freezing of skin and tissue ...Read more


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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

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My one hydrocele is big from normal some time in cold weather I feel light pain on that hydrocele. Reqesting u 2 kindly suggest any medicine 2 reduced?

My one hydrocele is big from normal some time in cold weather I feel light pain on that hydrocele. Reqesting u 2 kindly suggest any medicine 2 reduced?

Once fluid collects: And forms hydrocele will not reduce by medication. If it is a large size surgery is only option, which is low risk out patient surgery. Medications will not help. ...Read more

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Why do I sweat profusely at night sometimes? I don't drink or do drugs, triathlete, eat well. Happens in either hot or cold weather

Why do I sweat profusely at night sometimes? I don't drink or do drugs, triathlete, eat well. Happens in either hot or cold weather

Sweating profusely: If this is a new symptom, it is important to see your provider to check your vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, etc) and obtain some bloodwork (to evaluate your thyroid, check electrolytes and glucose, other hormones, etc.) can sometimes be medication/supplement/substance side effect-related also. ...Read more

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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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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

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How can I stop the cold weather making me awful?

How can I stop the cold weather making me awful?

Weather related pain: Increased pain has been associated with slowly falling barometric pressure seems to be the major association. You will notice that in a storm system coming in fast you are fine. That front that takes days to come in. There is also fair weather pain from a high pressure area moving away from you. The mechanism is completely unknown
also depression is related to lack of light exposure. ...Read more

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Does cold weather cause colds?

Does cold weather cause colds?

Common cold.: Contrary to popular lore, going out in the cold, with or without a wet head, will not give you a cold. As the colder weather settles upon us, viruses and other infectious agents like influenza tend to pop up - these actually cause the infections. ...Read more

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Can cold weather make babies sick?

Can cold weather make babies sick?

No: Cold weather does not make you sick, but it may seem so as there always seems to be something going "around" in winter. The exception might be babies who have respiratory problems such as asthma, where breathing cold air might trigger an episode.
Also, breathing cold air makes your nose "runny" not because you are sick, but, the nose has to create moisture when the air is cold and dry. ...Read more

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Could cold weather give you headaches?

Could cold weather give you headaches?

Possibly: A National Headache Foundation study showed that 73% of people with significant headaches had them triggered by changes in barometric pressure or weather & 38% were triggered by extreme temperatures (hot or cold) ...Read more

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Does cold weather affect hypoglycemia?

Does cold weather affect hypoglycemia?

PROBABLY NOT: Hypoglycemia is overdiagnosed its symptoms are very similar to anxiety.Real hypoglycemia due to stomach surgery ang Insulin secreting tumors is uncommon and unrelated to cold weather. ...Read more

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Does cold weather makes yore skin fairer?

Does cold weather makes yore skin fairer?

No and yes: The temperature is not the issue, rather that there might be less exposure to UV rays which cause skin pigmentation to come forward - i.e. "tanning". ...Read more

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Can cold weather cause a cold or get you sick?

Can cold weather cause a cold or get you sick?

No: The cold weather itself does not make you sick. What makes you sick is that cold weather drives people inside into closer contact with each other allowing for spread of germs and infections. Extremes of temperature can lower the immune system, but for the most part, it's being around other people that makes us more likely to get sick. ...Read more

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What causes me to lose weight with cold weather?

What causes me to lose weight with cold weather?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Why are my palms flakey already with cold weather?

Why are my palms flakey already with cold weather?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my my thighs hurt in this cold weather?

Any reasons why my my thighs hurt in this cold weather?

Well, ...: In cold weather, our blood vessels will constrict and that can lead to increasing arthritis symptoms with lack of the normal blood flow, etc. Muscles are more likely to ache in the cold weather for similar reasons. Stay warm and well "insulated" with the proper weather attire clothing, and hopefully your issues will improve. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you catch a cold by going outside in cold weather without a jacket?

No.: Definitely not. Colds are caused by viruses transmitted from others who are infected.

Colds are more prevalent during the winter season because people spend more time indoors in groups.

Cold weather can make your nose run. ...Read more

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What can happen if you're very warm and you go out in the cold weather?

What can happen if you're very warm and you go out in the cold weather?

You cool off: That is what normally happens to about a billion people every day, during their winter time, when they step out of their homes. Nothing else unusual happens just because a person steps outside. ...Read more

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Why am I craving ice cold water? Even when it's cold weather. Can't be cold enough.

Why am I craving ice cold water? Even when it's cold weather. Can't be cold enough.

Cravings: No idea. Is there any chance you are anemic and really craving the ice. Also you may want to make sure your blood sugar is normal. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'smore difficult to diet and lose weight on a cold weather?

Can you please tell me why it'smore difficult to diet and lose weight on a cold weather?

Less activity: You are less active in cold weather. However, without committing yourself to a better diet, nothing helps. There is no medication that provides discipline and motivation. ...Read more

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The cold weather and the dry air has made my skin very rough. What to do to reverse the effects?

The cold weather and the dry air has made my skin very rough. What to do to reverse the effects?

Dry air does suck...: ...The moisture out of your skin. After you bathe or shower, apply a good emollient lotion (any brand will do) to your skin while it is still moist, to lock in the moisture. If that doesn't solve the problem, there is more going on than just dry skin, and you will have to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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