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Frostbite happens when the body is exposed to temperature that is below the freezing point of the skin. This causes freezing of the skin and some of the underlying tissues. Frostbite causes the skin to become numb, firm and pale. Some areas of the body such as the ears, nose, toes and fingers which are unprotected are highly susceptible to ... Read More »

Stages and treatment of frostbite

Frostbite is an injury that is caused by freezing of the skin and some tissues. The skin becomes very cold and red, then becomes numb, hard and pale, and usually happens on the toes, fingers, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. Exposing the skin to cold, windy weather is most susceptible to frostbite, but frostbite can also occur in skin that ... Read More »