If you touch a frozen metal surface with a wet body part such as your tongue, lip, or wet hand, it could stick.
After you're freed, call your doctor if you're injured.
The area may bleed after being freed from the metal surface.
If the area is in the mouth or on the lips, avoid swallowing blood by sitting up and tilting the head forward with the chin down so the blood drains out of the mouth.
If emergency care is not needed, the following steps will protect the wound:
If a piece of tongue rips or tears off when it's removed from the metal, here are steps to follow:
A small tear or rip that has stopped bleeding probably doesn't need emergency care.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
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