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Frostbite

Treatment of Frostbite

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Frostbite
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Frostbite
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Frostbite
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Frostbite
  • Surgical Treatment of Frostbite
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Frostbite
  • Other Treatment of Frostbite

What is Frostbite

Symptoms of Frostbite

Causes of Frostbite

Risk factors of Frostbite

Complications of Frostbite

Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Frostbite

Precautions & Prevention of Frostbite

Treatment of Frostbite

Homeopathic Treatment of Frostbite

Homeopathic treatment of frostbite is helpful in inflammation with bright red swelling and burning itch. It is also helpful especially if the part of the skin feels hot and itchy long after being thawed with cold water. Some of the homeopathic remedies for frostbite are:

  • Agaricus
  • Pulsatilla
  • Rhus Tox
  • Abrotanum
  • Tamus
  • Plantago
  • Nux Vomica

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Frostbite

Acupuncture is useful for the healing of nerves affected by extreme cold. Frost Bite is the restricted circulation of Qi and Blood due to excessive exposure to extreme cold. Acupuncture helps to increase the flow of Qi and blood.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Frostbite

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Frostbite

In the allopathic treatment of frostbite, oral antibiotics are prescribed by doctor, if your skin or blisters appear infected. Thrombolytics drugs, such as tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), are given through an intravenous (IV) line to try to lower the necessity of amputation.

Surgical Treatment of Frostbite

In severe cases, surgery or amputation may be necessary to remove the dead or decaying tissue.

What is Frostbite

Frostbite is damage to skin and tissue caused by exposure to freezing temperatures. Frostbite typically affects smaller, more exposed areas of your body, such as your fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin.

Symptoms of Frostbite

  • Red, white, pale or grayish-yellow skin
  • Hard and cold skin
  • A cold or burning feeling
  • Numbness
  • Blistering
  • Pins and needles sensation
  • Clumsiness due to joint and muscle stiffness

Causes of Frostbite

  • Clothes that don’t protect against cold, windy or wet weather
  • Not covering skin while exposed to cold temperatures
  • Staying out in the cold too long
  • Touching freezing materials, such as ice, cold packs

Risk factors of Frostbite

  • Dehydration, exhaustion, diabetes and peripheral neuropathy
  • Circulatory problems
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Smoking
  • Mental illness
  • Previous frostbite or cold injury
  • Being an infant or older adult

Complications of Frostbite

  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Increased risk of developing frostbite again
  • Infection and hypothermia
  • Permanent numbness
  • Frostbite arthritis
  • Growth defects in children
  • Infection
  • Gangrene

Diagnosis of Frostbite

Diagnosis of frostbite is based on your signs and symptoms, appearance of your skin, and recent exposure to cold. The following tests may be conducted:

  • An X-ray
  • Bone scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test

Precautions & Prevention of Frostbite

  • Wear a weatherproof hat that covers your ears
  • Wear mittens rather than gloves
  • Avoid unnecessary exposure to cold
  • Limit time you’re outdoors in cold, wet or windy weather
  • Remove any wet clothing
  • Watch for early signals of frostbite

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