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Frostbitten Skin

Frostbitten Skin

Picture of frostbitten skin

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Frostbite is more likely to affect the ring finger, pinky finger, the tips of the fingers, and the outside of the hand, which are harder to keep warm. Frostbite will cause the skin to turn white or blue.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last Revised May 11, 2011

Last Revised: May 11, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

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