Difference between revisions of "Cold injuries"
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Revision as of 06:24, 3 December 2013
- Frostbite occurs only when ambient temperatures are well below freezing
- Nonfreezing cold injuries occur due to exposure to wet conditions when temper >freezing
- Hypersensitivity to cold air or water which may lead to fatal anaphylaxis
- Treat similarly to urticarial lesions from other causes (i.e. antihistamines)
- Avoidance of cold is recommended