About-Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues that results when the blood vessels contract, reducing blood flow and oxygen to the affected body parts. Commonly affected areas are our fingers, toes, ears, nose, cheeks, and chin.
Types Frostnip (first-degreefrostbite) - It is very mild and doesn’t damage the skin. The skin will turn red and feel cold to the touch. Superficial frostbite (second-degreefrostbite) – The skin will begin to turn from a reddish color to a paler color sometimes blue. Deep frostbite (third-degreefrostbite) - It is the severe stage of frostbite and affects both the skin and the tissues below the skin.
Clumsiness due to joint and muscle stiffness
Discolored skin (red, white, gray, or yellow)
Hard or waxy-looking skin
Joint and muscle stiffness
Pain around the exposed area
Causes- Frostbite is normally caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures or direct contact with ice, frozen metal or very cold liquids.