Frostbite occurs when the skin freezes as a result of low temperatures, wet clothes, or even forceful winds. Fingers, toes, earlobes, cheeks and nose have the greatest exposure to cold and are most likely to be affected.

Frostbite: What You Should Know

Two of the most dangerous conditions that can result from cold weather are hypothermia and frostbite. Here's what you should know to protect yourself this winter.
Frostbite ranges from white or yellowish skin accompanied by an itching or burning sensation, to numbness and reddened or swollen skin. Severe frostbite symptoms include blistering and hardened skin.
To help a frostbite victim, get the person to a warm, dry place and remove constrictive clothing. Raise affected areas and apply warm moist compresses to these areas. Do not rub frostbitten areas or apply direct heat.
With hypothermia and frostbite, medical attention should be sought as soon as possible.
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