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What is the early stage of frostbite?

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The early stage of frostbite:

  • Skin turns a pale yellow or white
  • It may itch, sting, burn, or feel like "pins and needles."

SOURCES:

CDC: "Frostbite." 

National Weather Service: "Wind Chill."

Health Guidance: "Stages of Frostbite."

Cayuga Medical Center: "Risk of Frostbite."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Frostbite Prevention and Treatment."

Nemours Foundation, Kids Health: "Frostbite."

NHS: "Frostbite Symptoms."

Flatt, A. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, July 2010.

Zafren, K. High Altitude Medicine & Biology, March 2013.

Cauchy, E. New England Journal of Medicine, January 13, 2011.

Handford, C. Extreme Physiology and Medicine, April 22, 2014.

Merck Manual: "Frostbite."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 22, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: "Frostbite." 

National Weather Service: "Wind Chill."

Health Guidance: "Stages of Frostbite."

Cayuga Medical Center: "Risk of Frostbite."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Frostbite Prevention and Treatment."

Nemours Foundation, Kids Health: "Frostbite."

NHS: "Frostbite Symptoms."

Flatt, A. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, July 2010.

Zafren, K. High Altitude Medicine & Biology, March 2013.

Cauchy, E. New England Journal of Medicine, January 13, 2011.

Handford, C. Extreme Physiology and Medicine, April 22, 2014.

Merck Manual: "Frostbite."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 22, 2020

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