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For people who have experienced mild or moderate frostbite WellNow Urgent Care can provide effective treatment in a convenient and caring manner.

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What is frostbite?

Frostbite involves the freezing of tissue, usually in the hands, feet, ears and other areas commonly exposed to cold weather conditions. Complications can range from minor pain once the tissues are thawed to the rare and unlikely need to amputate the affected area.

Frostbite Treatment

Treatment for frostbite can be provided at home, in a physician’s office, or in the hospital, depending on the severity of the patient’s condition. For mild frostbite, a typical treatment process can involve the following:

  • Gently rewarming the skin in a water bath to prevent further damage to the tissue.

  • Administer medication to ease any discomfort the thawing process can cause.

  • Carefully wrapping the injured area, protecting it from further exposure to the elements.

When should you visit urgent care for frostbite treatment?

If you need treatment for minor frostbite cases, WellNow Urgent Care can help. Check in online or walk in to a WellNow location nearest you for testing and treatment.

This medical information has been reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Robert Biernbaum, Chief
Medical Officer for WellNow Urgent Care

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Injuries We Treat

WellNow Urgent Care can help when you or a family member is hurt. Our dedicated medical team will provide prompt, comprehensive and compassionate care to help you get better, faster.

This list contains are most frequently treated injuries. If you are experiencing pain from an injury not listed or are unsure of the source of your discomfort, visit a WellNow Urgent Care clinic near you or start a virtual care session.

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Abrasions (Scrapes)
Abscesses and Cysts
Animal Bites
Broken Bones
Cuts and Lacerations
Foreign Body Removal