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Offline The Scientist

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I have placed a piece of dry ice on my skin for about 20 seconds, and once I have taken it off, there is a 'white' spot on the otherside of my palm. It has been there for more than a year. Is there any way or remedy to reverse the effect. It tears and gets quite painful in the first place, and advice on this? THANK YOU


 

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Is there a solution in reversing the step of 'dry ice burns'?
« Reply #1 on: 26/09/2010 20:23:51 »
First off remember that freezing a part of your body will kill it, and this effect will be permanent. There is no real remedy for this, aside from going to a hospital and getting a skin transplant if the area is large. A small area will form a scar, and, as you have found out, a scar or scar tissue is not very flexible and is not going to be a strong or as pliable as the rest of your skin. It will also not regrow nerves correctly, this may be interpreted as pain or other synathesia. Luckily you probably have not caused any damage that is too limiting, and this will remind you about taking care in the future.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 27/09/2010 01:37:57 »
Heck of a way to getting rid of warts
 

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« Reply #3 on: 27/09/2010 12:40:43 »
Perhaps I am reading your message wrongly but "there is a 'white' spot on the otherside of my palm" makes me think that the spot isn't in the same place as the ice was.  Could you elaboate?  Is it possible this has nothing to do with the dry-ice burn and in fact it is something you should see a doctor about?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 27/09/2010 13:08:41 »
Perhaps I am reading your message wrongly but "there is a 'white' spot on the otherside of my palm" makes me think that the spot isn't in the same place as the ice was.  Could you elaboate?  Is it possible this has nothing to do with the dry-ice burn and in fact it is something you should see a doctor about?

I apologise for some errors in the question. What meant to say was the dry ice affected my skin and a white patch was formed there at the exact spot, not the otherside.
 

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Is there a solution in reversing the step of 'dry ice burns'?
« Reply #5 on: 27/09/2010 14:37:29 »
I would still see a doctor about it.  Dry-ice burns should heal or scar over - just like normal ones. 
 

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