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What sort of disease is a cold-weather-related illness?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
8 doctors agree
In brief: COLD-WEATHER ILLNESS
Cold-weather diseases & injuries include frostbite, chilblains, trench foot, & hypothermia.
Also raynaud's phenomenon & frostnip.

In brief: COLD-WEATHER ILLNESS
Cold-weather diseases & injuries include frostbite, chilblains, trench foot, & hypothermia.
Also raynaud's phenomenon & frostnip.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Specifically
Cold weather illness can be interpreted many ways.
See answers below. Specifically, cold injury is thermotrauma, affecting skin, muscle, lungs, kidneys, liver, brain, etc, as they cool down from normal operating temperature. Some reversible, some not. Sudden thermotrauma can cause shock or burns similar to those acquired from too a high a temperature.

In brief: Specifically
Cold weather illness can be interpreted many ways.
See answers below. Specifically, cold injury is thermotrauma, affecting skin, muscle, lungs, kidneys, liver, brain, etc, as they cool down from normal operating temperature. Some reversible, some not. Sudden thermotrauma can cause shock or burns similar to those acquired from too a high a temperature.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Varies
Usually the cold weather illnesses are the "flu" viruses, but some bacterial pneumonias are more common in cold weather.

In brief: Varies
Usually the cold weather illnesses are the "flu" viruses, but some bacterial pneumonias are more common in cold weather.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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