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Frostbite

Written By northidahodpc

Frostbite

April 27, 2012

This video demonstrates the natural progression of mild frostbite, which heals on its own and does not require surgical cleaning, skin grafts or amputation. If you suspect frostbite in yourself or in someone else, gently warm the affected area with body heat or lukewarm water, and then dress with a sterile or clean bandage. Cover this dressing with a bulky, loose fitting wrap to protect from further injury. Always handle this area gently, as frostbitten skin is quite fragile and can tear easily. Get to a medical facility as soon as possible, because the risk of infection is high and warming the area causes severe pain…..Richard R Samuel, MD Family Practice and Urgent Care Hayden, ID USA

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