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Hi There, I Had An Ice Pack On My Leg

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Posted on Tue, 7 Jan 2020
Question: Hi there,

I had an ice pack on my leg and my skin turned hard and white, I immediately removed when I noticed and out a lukewarm towel on the area. Now the skin is red and welted. I out aloe on and it is now burning. Not sure if I should be going to the emergency room.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Perniosis likely

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service.
I have gone through your query and reviewed the image.

It seems like you have developed perniosis which is injury to cold and due to local vasoconstriction. I suggest you to keep it warm and it should get ok.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if you need any more assistance.

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Hi There, I Had An Ice Pack On My Leg

Brief Answer: Perniosis likely Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service. I have gone through your query and reviewed the image. It seems like you have developed perniosis which is injury to cold and due to local vasoconstriction. I suggest you to keep it warm and it should get ok. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.