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Quickly Frostbite Treatment
Rewarming: Frostbite is, quite simply, frozen tissues. Depending on how severe the frostbite (i.e. How deep the freeze goes), the treatment can range from simply rewarming to in-patient treatment similar to burns to amputations and long recovery times. If you have frostbite, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice Burn: Frostbite occurs due to extreme cold temperature such that the skin and possibly deeper tissues freeze, are damaged, and potentially die. If the tissues die, an open wound may be the result or possibly an amputation of the affected part (such as a finger or toe). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Watch and wait: It is very difficult to estimate the amount of tissue that will necrose (die) as a result of frostbite. Conservative treatment with gentle rewarming and observation is typically recommended. Removal of dead tissue is performed only when it has fully demarcated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: With prolonged exposure to cold the circulation in the fingers decreases, and tissue may actually freeze if exposed long enough. Once you warm them up the circulation increases and the fingers can swell and even blister. Some swelling is usually not to bad, but if you get blisters, get seen for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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