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Cold, pale, white, pink-purple, or blue-gray
Blisters or sores.
Some people are very sensitive to cold. If your skin overreacts to
cold, you may have a condition such as
Raynaud's phenomenon or
chilblains. These conditions are annoying and can be
distressing but usually are not serious.
Trench foot is a cold injury that occurs gradually
over several days of exposure to cold, but not freezing, temperatures.
"Frostnip" usually affects skin on the face, ears, or fingertips.
Frostnip may cause numbness or blue-white skin color for a short time, but
normal feeling and color return quickly when you get warm. No permanent tissue
Frostbite is freezing of the skin and the tissues
under the skin because of temperatures below freezing.
Frostbitten skin looks pale or blue and feels cold,
numb, and stiff or rubbery to the touch.
Medical treatment includes rewarming cold or frozen skin, relieving
pain, and treating problems, such as infection or dead tissue (gangrene).
Jan Nissl, RN, BS
Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Primary Medical Reviewer
William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Paul S. Auerbach, MD - Emergency Medicine
May 20, 2009
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 20, 2009
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