Frostbite refers to the freezing of body tissue (usually skin) that results when the blood vessels contract, reducing blood flow and oxygen to the affected body parts.
Normal sensation is lost, and color changes also occur in these tissues.
Frostbite is most likely to affect body parts that are farther away from the body core and, therefore, have less blood flow. These include your feet, toes, hands, fingers, nose, and ears.
There are three degrees of cold injury: frostnip, superficial frostbite,...