Therapy

Rapid rewarming in warm water bath at 37°-44° but avoidance of rewarming if danger of refreezing is present*; aloe vera gel applied 4 times daily; avoidance of thawing of frostbitten area if it cannot be kept thawed; no direct dry heat, such as a radiator, campfire, heating pad, or hair dryer, to thaw the frostbitten areas; no rubbing or

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massaging of affected area; no disturbance of blisters on frostbitten skin; avoidance of smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages while recovering*

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