Patient Comments: Frostbite - Recovery Time

Please describe your experience with frostbite injury recovery time?

Comment from: norm, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 10

I was in and out of the house for only 3 hours in 15 degrees F weather, working in the yard. I got very mild frostbite on toes and fingers because I had on summer sneakers and no gloves. It was a very dumb move on my part. Anyway, toes felt funny for almost a month and I had stinging, burning and stiffness, and very cold feet. I had no blistering or extreme signs of frostbite. No infections. Hands tingle and sting for almost 3 weeks then extreme nerve pain in hands for 2 days. I took lots of ibuprofen and soaked in 104 deg F water. I am finally starting to feel better and consider myself very lucky that it was not worse. Frostbite can happen very quickly and takes a long time to feel better.

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Comment from: 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 20

I was out all day in the cold weather and my feet froze. After I got into my warm house my feet started to get warm but I was in a lot of pain, numb, and felt like pins and needles. It has been a few hours and my feet are still in a lot of pain. Feet seem to be a little red, but not that bad. It seems like my toes hurt more than my actual feet. I looked at the pictures of the people that have frostbite, I don't see any of the same symptoms. I wonder if something could be really wrong, or just too many hours outside working on my truck.

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