Frostbite Quiz

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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Emergency department

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Yukiko Ueda, MD

Dermatology

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is frostbite?

This is a skin injury that occurs after exposure to low temperature. The skin freezes and blood vessels constrict.

Symptoms of frostbite

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Skin problem over the back of the hand

  • Skin Itching

  • Hands and feet are cold

  • Blisters

  • Sores or ulcers of the skin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for frostbite

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose frostbite

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

  • Do your symptoms on your hand affect the skin past the wrist area?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have cold hands and feet?

  • Do you have blisters on your skin?

Treatment for frostbite

Simple cases can be managed with slow, gentle rewarming at room temperature, and pain medications. More serious cases may require surgery and medications to restore blood flow.

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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

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Dermatology

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