Are there alternative treatments for frostbite?

Mild cases of frostbite may not require prescription medication. Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Motrin or Advil, can reduce discomfort. Putting aloe vera gel on the affected area can ease irritation, too.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The most important treatment for frostbite is to gradually warm the inpacted area and avoid exposing the area further to extreme heat or cold. You should consult a physician if you are experiencing symptoms of frostbite.

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