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how can i tell if i got frostbite?

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Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Discoloration: Frostbite is usually painful when it occurs, and will leave the tips of fingers or toes black due to the dead skin.
Answered on Jun 19, 2015
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Dr. Sheeja Francis
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Not possible: A thorough history, exam and further imaging with an angiogram would be needed to differentiate.
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