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Symptoms of frostbite - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Do you know if you have frostbite right away. I went to the ER and the doctor there checked my feet and said I did not have it, but it did look like I have neuropathy. How do I know if I have frostbite or not. I have been out in the cold once with just clogs on on the back porch feeding stray cats. I am so worried I have frostbite.
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   Okay
Doctor :   once you have frost bite, the feet will be very painful,
Doctor :   and there will be discoloration of feet
User :   I think it happened the possible frostbite about 10 days ago. Would the ER doctor have been able to tell if my feet had frostbite that soon.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   frost bite can present within 2-3 days of exposure to severe cold and ice
User :   I saw him Monday. So I am worrying about nothing?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   post exposure to cold and ice, there will be numbing sensation of the foot
Doctor :   this may present as neuropathic symptoms
User :   I was wondering about that, so is that frostbite?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   thats not frost bite
Doctor :   the symptoms will soon subside within 2 weeks
User :   And if it doesn't?
Doctor :   it will definitely go away
User :   My cheeks and feet feel so cold all of the time.
Doctor :   try to apply some heat packs
Doctor :   this is usually common , in a cold environments
User :   My husband's skin feels warm while mine feels cold why is that?
Doctor :   probably due to recuced circulation due to vasospasm ( contracted blood vessels of the leg )
User :   Okay, I will quite worrying about frostbite. I thought maybe it was too soon for ER doctor to know but I feel better talking to you. Thank you Dr.
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
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