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Can you get frostbite or any other serious cold injuries above 32 deg f?
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
True frostbite generally requires freezing temperatures, but other serious cold injuries can be caused by exposure to cold but not freezing temperatures: these include frostnip, chilblains, and trenchfoot.
The latter two conditions require exposure to moisture as well as cold.

In brief: Yes
True frostbite generally requires freezing temperatures, but other serious cold injuries can be caused by exposure to cold but not freezing temperatures: these include frostnip, chilblains, and trenchfoot.
The latter two conditions require exposure to moisture as well as cold.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Unlikely
This is unlikely unless you may already had impaired circulation.

In brief: Unlikely
This is unlikely unless you may already had impaired circulation.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Alan Zaccaria
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes, it is possible
Thermal injuries are influenced by temperature and length of exposure.
Very quick exposures to extreme cold or heat do not always cause the same level of injury as long exposure to less extreme situations. Long exposure to temperatures above 32 degrees can cause vascular inflow problems, which can lead to ischemia, and cause injury to the tissues and eventual tissue necrosis (gangrene).

In brief: Yes, it is possible
Thermal injuries are influenced by temperature and length of exposure.
Very quick exposures to extreme cold or heat do not always cause the same level of injury as long exposure to less extreme situations. Long exposure to temperatures above 32 degrees can cause vascular inflow problems, which can lead to ischemia, and cause injury to the tissues and eventual tissue necrosis (gangrene).
Dr. Alan Zaccaria
Dr. Alan Zaccaria
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Dr. Juris Bunkis
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes, trench foot
Trench foot is a cold (and wet) injury that occurs above the freezing point.

In brief: Yes, trench foot
Trench foot is a cold (and wet) injury that occurs above the freezing point.
Dr. Juris Bunkis
Dr. Juris Bunkis
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