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What home treatment can be done for a mild degree of frostbite? Lukewarm bath?

What home treatment can be done for a mild degree of frostbite? Lukewarm bath?

Yes: Gradual warming with water 104 to 107 degrees farenheit with no direct heat source exposure as part can be numb and get burned. Also recommend Motrin or NSAID to control inflammatory intermediates that can produce more damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Kristin Cox
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Frostbite (Definition)

-exposure 2 cold & is graded just like a burn. 1'st degree is like a sunburn, 2'nd= with blistering, & 3'rd= full thickness with loss of viability of the skin. These R the most serious, & may need debridement & skin grafts. Best 2 dress in protective clothing. This includes the ears &nose, as these R very susceptible, along with fingers & toes. If traveling by car in severe ...Read more


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What is the treatment for frostbite that is best and has fewest side effects?

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 more

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Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

So the : Water will initially soften the nail and the salt can help kill infection if one is present but at sametime it can also burn. Best bet is to see foot doctor because you risk further infection playing around with it. ...Read more

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Hello I have congenital ichthyosis. I wanna ask if there is a way to take a bath without applying annoying treatment after. Thank you?

Less is best: The key to applying ointments after bathing is to use a very small amount and massage it into the skin. Albolene or white vaseline can be massaged sparingly without being the least bit greasy. Lotions evaporate and actually make you more dry. Lotions are a water phase and just like licking your lips with saliva, you become more dry. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, can we put water on he dog bite after treatment? That means while taking bath.

Hi doctor, can we put water on he dog bite after treatment? That means while taking bath.

Yes: As long as you pat dry the wound after the bath there's no reason why you can't use water over open wounds during the healing process ...Read more

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Are all boils in need of medical treatment? I noticed one on my 2yr olds bottom today for the first time. I bathe him regularly

Are all boils in need of medical treatment? I noticed one on my 2yr olds bottom today for the first time.  I bathe him regularly

Boils: Unfortunately, we can't make definitive statements about "all boils". Whether to seek treatment depends upon health of individual as well as intensity of infection. Small pimple might respond to just warm compresses while larger abscesses in diabetics most likely would require lancing (incision & drainage aka I&D) plus antibiotics. In young children, I'd recommend seeking medical attention ASAP ...Read more

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I think I have a mild case of frostbite but i'm not sure how to treat it! please help?

I think I have a mild case of frostbite but i'm not sure how to treat it! please help?

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