General information on Frostbite
Frostbite affects the toes, ears, and scrotum. The skin at first is pale white. With the return of circulation, it becomes red and swollen and may begin to peel. Eventually it looks much like a burn, with a line of demarcation between the live and dead tissue. Dead skin separates in one to three weeks.
Symptoms of Frostbite
The symptoms of frostbite are pale white skin that turns red and swollen and may peel. Eventually looks like a burn with live and dead tissue.
Treatments for Frostbite
Warm frostbitten parts with warm water soaks for fifteen to twenty minutes, but don't rub too vigorously. Prevent infection by applying an antibiotic ointment. Cover with bandage. As sensation returns it can be painful. Prevent the dog from biting at the skin and causing injury.
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