A 24-year-old female asked:
does your skin temperature really have to get below freezing in order to get froatbite?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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.
Last updated Dec 5, 2015
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