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Medicine: Environmental Injuries

Kateydidnt - 01 Feb 06 - 12:29 AM

Ch. 2: Frostbite and Trenchfoot

I always thought that for frostbite, you had to go from cold to lukewarm and then warm water rather than warm water only.  Is this an old wives tale? Would it have been a method use in ME?

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Medicine: Environmental Injuries

Lyllyn - 02 Feb 06 - 4:00 PM

Ch. 2: Frostbite and Trenchfoot

Modern medicine has found that rapid rewarming is the way to go. A reference, if you're interested, is here,  under "treatment."

 It's an interesting question whether they would have done it that way in ME - I'd guess you could successfully write it either way. There were people in the past who advocated rubbing the frostbitten part with snow (a terrible idea!).

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