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Conover, NC
A 24-year-old female asked:

does your skin temperature really have to get below freezing in order to get froatbite?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes frostbite: requires an excessive amount of time exposed to subzero temperatures. There are different degrees of "freeze burn" but overall the time factor is important. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.

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