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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

Dr. Kristin Cox
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Frostbite (Definition)

A condition that occurs upon exposure to cold and is graded just like a burn. First degree is like a sunburn while second degree sees blistering and third degree is full thickness with loss of viability of the skin. Frostbite can be serious so it is best to ...Read more


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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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Does mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps injuries heal quickly?

Does mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps injuries heal quickly?

Possibly yes: The usefulness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in healing chronic diabetic foot ulcer is well documented. There is only anecdotal evidence that hbo will help acute injuries heal. Inflammation is evident both in chronic wounds and in acute injury. Hbo is known to decrease inflammation so theoretically acute injuries should resolve more quickly with hbo. More study is needed before hbo use for injury. ...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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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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Numbness on toes after chemo treatments will it go away?

Numbness on toes after chemo treatments will it go away?

Ask your : Doc if they could prescribe metanx. It is a vitamin with l- methyl folate, (folic acid) b12, b 6 my patients do well with it. ...Read more

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Will laser treatment burn and cause some permanent scars?

Will laser treatment burn and cause some permanent scars?

Always a risk: need to make sure you understand all risks and benefits and only go to board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who specializes in lasers ...Read more

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How can cold therapy heal injuries faster?

How can cold therapy heal injuries faster?

Injury: Cold therapy ios best within the first 24 hours of an injury. The cold acts to numb the area, reducing pain. Additionally, the cold serves to reduce immediate inflammation due to an injury. Beyond 24 hours, however, warmth is a better means of dealing with muscular injuries. ...Read more

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Does mild hyperpigmentation due to a wound fade away spontaneously over time?And what's the appropriate treatment

Does mild hyperpigmentation due to a wound fade away spontaneously over time?And what's the appropriate treatment

Depends: This depends o several factors, nature of scar , how you typically scar and your baseline pigmentation. Scars tend toward natural pigmentation but the more pigment in journalistic skin the more likely it will be hyper pigmented or even form a "keloid" keeping the scar soft and pliable will help although they are harsh chemically a fade chream may help if nothing else give it some time. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure bruising quickly?

How can I quickly cure bruising quickly?

Ice and compression: Ice and compression to the area with a wrap. Bruising is below the skin bleeding, so elevating the area will help relieve pressure. Also, massaging the area gently while taking over the counter anti inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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How quickly does dental infection progress?

How quickly does dental infection progress?

Slow to fast: It's a war between the infecting bacteria and your bodies defenses. If your body is winning the battle you can have a chronic infection that remains fairly circumscribed. If the bacteria are winning, you can go from fine to septic in no time at all. Don't play a Russian Roulette, please call your Dentist before infection gets out of control. ...Read more

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How long would it take for dry ice to cause frostbite?

Varies on severity: Of compromise of the blood supply. Individuals with vaso-occlusive disease such as diabetes may be prone to more extensive disease and complications. ...Read more

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How quickly could heat exhaustion progress for heat cramps to heat stroke?

How quickly could heat exhaustion progress for heat cramps to heat stroke?

Quickly: Heat exhaustion usually develops over the period of days when exposed high temperatures and dehydration. It can progress to heat stroke quite rapidly (minutes to hours). Heat stroke is an emergency and 911 should be called right away for urgent medical care. ...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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To how much extent panic diorder is curable can you become symptom free after treatment if treated earlier?

To how much extent panic diorder is curable can you become symptom free after treatment if treated earlier?

Yes, panic disorder: is treatable and people get better. If a mental health professional is available, that is the person to see. Books and tapes can help, e.g., Claire Weekes "Hope and help for your nerves." Peace and good health. ...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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