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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 are the symptoms of frostbite?

What are the symptoms of frostbite?

Frostbite: Redness and swelling and pain. Get evaluated keep away from extreme temperature even heat, keep clean consider topical antibiotics and avoid repeat exposure to cold. Seek medical attention...See the picture frostbite is like a burn. And can have serious after effects if not treated properly. So beyond understanding that seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the usualy symptoms of frostbite on your exposed skin or hands?

What are the usualy symptoms of frostbite on your exposed skin or hands?

Itching, pain...: ...And then the skin develops white, red, and yellow patches and becomes numb. In more severe cases blisters develop 1–2 days later, then become hard and blackened (but usually appear worse than they are). If the area freezes further, deep frostbite occurs, causing damage to muscles, tendons, blood vessels, and nerves. That is a serious situation, sometimes resulting in loss of fingers or toes. ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor's if I have just slight symptoms of frostbite on my feet?

Should I go to the doctor's if I have just slight symptoms of frostbite on my feet?

Yes: There is no such thing as "slight" symptoms of frostbite. You either have it or you don't. You may have pain from being cold but frostbite is when the tissue has frozen to death. It has to be surgically removed. If you have pain after being in the cold and it doesn't go away with heat, see a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Does frostbite heal?

Depends: Just like there are different degrees of burns, so too there are different degrees of frostbite. The worst typre results in dry gangrene. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get frostbite?

Frostbite=freezing: Frostbite is a real risk whenever people spend time outdoors in freezing temperatures. It occurs when tissue of the body freezes. An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure... If you are going to be spending time outdoors in severe weather make sure you are dressed appropriately. If you aren't sure, head to your nearest outdoors store and speak with a knowledgable outdoorsman. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have frostbite?

See below: Pain, burning, change in skin color, peeling of skin. Can depend on degree of frostbite. See a doctor if concerned ...Read more

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How can I tell if I got frostbite?

Discoloration: Frostbite is usually painful when it occurs, and will leave the tips of fingers or toes black due to the dead skin. ...Read more