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Got a cold burn on fingers, all normal except one finger still numb. Is it permanent ?

Hi. I was out last weekend and got a cold burn on my fingers. This happened when I fell and was sent sliding down a sliope which was covered in ice. I had not gloves on.

The feeling in all my fingers came back but 1 finger is still numb. Any idea how long it may take for the feeling to return or if this may be permanent?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, Thanks for using HCM.

Fell down and then injured your fingers with ice covered on it. So the injury may be due to ice or mechanical injury. Since you have numbness with one finger now with all others recovered, you will soon recover it also if there is no major nerve injury. Keep doing your activities and use gloves for some time. Consult your doctor for examination and management.
Hope I answered your question. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.

Dr. Lohit
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sumanth Mallikarjuna Majgi's  Response
your numbness may be due to injury to sensory nerve. so it may take some time and not permanent.

wish you good health
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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