Frostbitten skin

Illustration of Frostbitten skin

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Frostbite is more likely to affect the ring finger, pinky finger, the tips of the fingers, and the outside of the hand, which are harder to keep warm. Frostbite will cause the skin to turn white or blue.

Last Updated: June 30, 2009

Author: Jan Nissl, RN, BS

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

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