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What are the signs of having frostbite?

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Dr. Otto Placik
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In brief: Depends on severity

Frostbite requires observation because it can be extremely difficult to determine the extent of the injury.
Initially the injury can produce profound vasoconstriction manifested by a pale appearance to the extremity with return of circulation the area may become excessively engorged and have a red or even purple appearance. If the vascular supply is permanently compromised the area can turn grey.

In brief: Depends on severity

Frostbite requires observation because it can be extremely difficult to determine the extent of the injury.
Initially the injury can produce profound vasoconstriction manifested by a pale appearance to the extremity with return of circulation the area may become excessively engorged and have a red or even purple appearance. If the vascular supply is permanently compromised the area can turn grey.
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