Frostbite & Frostnip

  • Dr. George Voigtlander
    Dr. George Voigtlander
Having cold hands and cold feet is part of winter. When they get too cold, though, it can be more than an annoyance. Frostbite can damage the nerves, joints, and other tissues and cause a life-long intolerance to the cold. Frostbite occurs when the cells of the body actually freeze solid. The fluid in the tissue turns to ice crystals which damage the cells. With thawing, the cells will separate…

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