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Frostbite is damage to skin and tissue caused by exposure to freezing temperatures – typically any temperature below minus 0.55ºC (31ºF).
Symptoms of frostbite
The symptoms of frostbite progress in stages. The longer the body is exposed to freezing conditions and the colder the temperature is, the more advanced frostbite can become.
Treating frostbite
Treatment for frostbite includes re-warming the affected areas, which should ideally be done under medical supervision.