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Medicine For 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
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
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
Can a cold weather injury of the thigh cause blood clot formation in the lower leg in someone with a hypercoagulating blood condition?
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?
I have a problem my right shoulder, i think it reacts to cold weather and wind. Should I start to use some medicine and what you recommend.
Arthritis?: This is most likely from arthritis which is often helped with heat and worsened with cold temperature. You might have had overused it (sports, lifting etc) in the past. If topical or oral NSAID does not help and the condition starts to affect your quality of life, an orthopedist consult may be the next step. If this is just a minor issue not affect QOL, wait till it does. ...Read more
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
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
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
I am 21, very active. Never had a knee injury. I have knee pain after running/biking, & in cold weather. After warm showers my knees are tight.
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
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
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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