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Is it really painful to have a foot or hand rewarmed after frostbite? Does it feel like pins and needles?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Usually pain medicine is given to make it more comfortable.

In brief: Yes

Usually pain medicine is given to make it more comfortable.
Dr. Gary Pess
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In brief: Yes

As the tissues warm and "wake up" sharp pain can be experienced.
If it is intense or the skin color looks off see a doctor.

In brief: Yes

As the tissues warm and "wake up" sharp pain can be experienced.
If it is intense or the skin color looks off see a doctor.
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