If you have any of the following
symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.
- Cold skin in a foot, arm, leg, or hand that is
not caused by cold exposure: Go to the topics:
- Toe, Foot, and Ankle Problems, Noninjury.
- Finger, Hand, and Wrist Problems, Noninjury.
- Arm Problems, Noninjury.
- Leg Problems, Noninjury.
- Hives, a rash, or itching after cold exposure: Go
to the topics:
- Allergic Reaction.
- Rash, Age 12 and Older.
- Rash, Age 11 and Younger.
For information on how to take an accurate temperature, see
Do you have or does someone else have symptoms of low body temperature (early hypothermia) and a temperature of or lower?
Do you have or does someone else have symptoms of low body temperature (early hypothermia), but you have not taken a temperature?
Do you have symptoms of cold-injured skin, such as frostbite?
Do you have eye pain or vision changes? Note: You may not have any symptoms for 6 to 8 hours after cold exposure.
Do you think you have a skin infection after rewarming cold skin?
Are your hands, fingers, feet, nose, or ears sensitive to cold temperatures?
Are you worried that the cold-injured skin is dirty and you need a tetanus shot?