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    Understanding Frostbite -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms of Frostbite?

    For frostnip:

    • White patches of skin that are numb

    For frostbite (superficial or deep):

    Understanding Frostbite

    Find out more about frostbite:

    Basics

    Symptoms

    Diagnosis and Treatment

    Prevention

    • Skin that is white or grayish-yellow and feels hard, waxy, or numb, or is blistering or becoming darkened or black
    • Other symptoms include swelling, itching, burning, and deep pain during the rewarming/healing process.

    Get medical attention immediately if you think you may have frostbite.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on March 09, 2015

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