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What is a frost bite ?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Frozen tissues
Put simply, frost bit is when a part of you freezes solid.
As the water in the tissues freezes, it causes the tissues to dehydrate. The ice crystals also cause direct damage to the tissues themselves. The treatment is gentle thawing with more aggressive treatment (similar to burn care) for severe cases. In severe cases, the affected parts need to be amputated.

In brief: Frozen tissues
Put simply, frost bit is when a part of you freezes solid.
As the water in the tissues freezes, it causes the tissues to dehydrate. The ice crystals also cause direct damage to the tissues themselves. The treatment is gentle thawing with more aggressive treatment (similar to burn care) for severe cases. In severe cases, the affected parts need to be amputated.
David Miller
David Miller
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You're welcome. Stay warm! :-)
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Frost bite
It is a skin condition caused by prolonged exposure to freezing cold.
Sometimes can result in loss of fingers or toes.

In brief: Frost bite
It is a skin condition caused by prolonged exposure to freezing cold.
Sometimes can result in loss of fingers or toes.
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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