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Frostbite Definition & Overview


Frostbite is frozen water in body tissues. Like burns , frostbite injuries can be ranked in severity. First-degree frostbite is the mildest. Fourth-degree frostbite is the most severe. It may result in loss of the affected body part.

The most common parts of the body to become frostbitten include:

  • Fingers
  • Toes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Lips
  • Shins
  • Cheeks
  • Corneas

Frostbitten Skin

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