When someone gets exposed to freezing temperatures, their blood will move away from their ears, fingers, and toes, resulting in significant damage to the skin tissue. Frostbite can cause irreversible damage, if not treated quickly. The stages of frostbite are as follows: Stage one is frostnip (skin will pale), stage two is superficial frostbite (cold red skin), and stage three is deep frostbite, (numbness and pain.) Once the skin turns black, unfortunately, it saving is not an option, but the focus of the treatment will be to save the surrounding tissue that’s been compromised.
As you know, our bodies can’t heal without blood flow and oxygen. When someone gets frostbite, the regular oxygen we breathe alone on a daily basis is not enough to treat frostbite. In other words, you can’t heal on your own, and proper medical attention is needed. To heal, a person with frostbite will need to saturate their blood vessels with 100 percent pure oxygen that you can only receive via HBOT treatment. By increasing the oxygen into the blood, new blood vessels will develop in the affected areas, therefore, improving the effectiveness of antibiotics and the bodies protective system response and immune system response.
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Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in neurofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Elena Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of. You can read more about neurofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen therapy by visiting her blog. You may also find her on Instagram and Facebook.