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Frostbite is more likely to affect the ring finger, pinky finger, the tips of the fingers, and the outside of the hand, which are harder to keep warm. Frostbite will cause the skin to turn white or blue.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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