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.
Cold Hands and Feet When your hands or feet (and sometimes other parts of the body, especially your ears and nose) get too cold, they can be injured or react in different ways. Symptoms and signs of cold hands and feet include loss of sensation, numbness, tingling, itching, burning, unusual color of the affected area, and blistering. The best treatment is rapid rewarming in the emergency department.