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Doctor insights on: Tips To Frostbite

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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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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

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Need tips to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

Need tips to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

There is no magic: Formula. If you live with people who smoke, request that they smoke outside, or that there be a "smoking room" which is equipped with a good smoke-eater (one that vents outside). If you are living where there used to be smokers, cleaning down the walls and surfaces, cleaning the upholstery etc will help. If you live in an apt bldg, talk to the landlord about making bldg smoke-free. ...Read more

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How to bring more stimulation to numb fingertips?

How to bring more stimulation to numb fingertips?

Depends on cause: If the numbness is due to treatable or reversible cause then treatment can restore the sensations otherwise it may be permanent. ...Read more

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Sunburn relief tips: how to stop the burning?

Sunburn relief tips: how to stop the burning?

Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to cope with reynauds disease?

Any tips on how to cope with reynauds disease?

Treatment: In addition to those preventative ideas, there are medications that have been shown to reduce the vascular spasm. Options include Pletal (cilostazol) and calcium channel blockers. I would see vascular medicine specialist to be sure the diagnosis is correct as not every thing that makes your fingers turn blue and feel cold is raynaud's. ...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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Any tips to run faster?

Any tips to run faster?

Sure-see the link: I have attached a link for you that has 25 good tips to at least prepare yourself to run faster. Best wishes. http://greatist.com/fitness/25-ways-run-faster-now ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about index finger to become swollen and ice cold due to a fingernail fungus?

Can you please tell me about index finger to become swollen and ice cold due to a fingernail fungus?

Could happen if : Something like that happens if you got an infection and the digit swelled and then was so swollen cut off the circulation.......The description sounds serious enough to be checked out asap. If that means an emergency room then go....You may need antibiotics... ...Read more

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How to remove your cold sores?

How to remove your cold sores?

Options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Can you advise for dry skin on tips of fingers?

Can you advise for dry skin on tips of fingers?

Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers, frequent hand washing, and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream or Aquaphor at least two times per day. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec. For break-through itch, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Sarna lotion can be added. Irritating environmental factors should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can you offer any tips on how to avoid getting the flu this winter?

Can you offer any tips on how to avoid getting the flu this winter?

Vaccine&Handwashing: Best way to avoid getting the flu is to take the flu vaccine (shot or nasal squirt). Also, avoid direct skin to skin contact with people who have it. Influenza is often transmitted after a simple handshake. Hand washing after contact with other people can block the spread. ...Read more

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What tips can you offer on how to take care of your skin during winter?

What tips can you offer on how to take care of your skin during winter?

Winter skin: Hydrate well with water. Continue to use sun -screen - yes, even in winter and you can use emollients to moisten skin. ...Read more

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How to treat calluses on finger tips?

How to treat calluses on finger tips?

Hard work: Callus is a toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation. Rubbing that is too frequent or forceful will cause blisters rather than allow calluses to form., calluses are most often found on feet because of frequent walking. Calluses are generally not harmful cause complicated by ulcer or infection. ...Read more

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Hen you're sunburnt how is the easiest and fastest way to remove the heat and heal your skin.

Hen you're sunburnt how is the easiest and fastest way to remove the heat and heal your skin.

Ouch: Hello. Cool compresses ca help with pain. Aloe vera applied directly to the skin several times a day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids for pain. Hydrate well and don't peel off deep layers. ...Read more

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Any tips to getting rid of cold sores quickly?

Any tips to getting rid of cold sores quickly?

A virus--ugh!: If you use antivirals they will be gone in 7 days--if you do nothing they will be gone in 1 week. Sorry, but there is some truth to the sarcasm. Acyclovir ointment can be applied to the sores. Anesthetic creams can reduce acute pain. I recommend keeping yourself fit to fight the viruses with healthy foods and proper sleep. ...Read more

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Tips on how to catch some zzzz?

Tips on how to catch some zzzz?

Sleep hygiene is key: Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath, lavender scent. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to remove a splinter?

Any tips on how to remove a splinter?

Wash the area : Thoroughly. You may even have to soak for a while. Clean/sterilize a tweezer or nail clipper and gently try to pick it out. If too deep, you may have to go to a doctor to have it done for you, especially if local anesthesia is needed. Occasionally waiting a day or two for a tiny abscess to develop as the body walls off the splinter will make it easier to access the splinter. ...Read more