Frostbite occurs when body tissue freezes. It usually occurs first in the extremities like your feet, hands, nose, ears, fingers, and toes. Symptoms include numbness and discoloration of the affected part of the body. If caught early, frostbite may be treated. If deep tissue freezes and dies, amputation may be necessary. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how frostbite happens, how it is treated and prevented, what it looks like, and much more.
Frostbite: How to Spot It, Treat It and Prevent It
Frostbite can permanently damage your fingers, toes, and more. Learn the symptoms and what to do about it.
WebMD tells you how to recognize frostbite and what to do to help a person until medical care arrives.
The Basics of Frostbite
Frostbite is when body parts freeze. Minor cases are "frostnip," but others are very serious. Learn how to prevent frostbite and what to do if you get it.
Frostbite occurs when tissues freeze.