Patient Comments: Frostbite - Symptoms and Signs


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Comment from: Fkappo, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: August 21

Working with R22 refrigerant a faulty hose connector sprayed my left fingers with liquid estimated at 60 degrees below zero. The finger froze in a few seconds and I immediately got it under tap water. I was afraid it might snap off from the frostbite, a day later huge blisters covered the entire badly damaged finger. Now three days later all feeling is restored and I am being careful not to break the blister which is 3 inches long.


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