Frostbite Topic Guide
Frostbite: Frostbite is a condition caused by skin exposed over a long period of time to cold exposure. Frostbite symptoms include burning, numbness, tingling, itching, and cold sensations in the affected areas. Deep frostbite there may be complete loss of sensation. Treatment of frostbite is best under medical supervision to minimize tissue damage.
Hypothermia Hypothermia occurs when the normal body temperature of 95 F (35 C) or lower. Causes of hypothermia include exposure to a very cold or frigid environment (primary hypothermia), or when the body's temperature is altered by disease (secondary hypothermia). Treatment of hypothermia depends on the length of exposure.