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Frostbite

Frost­bite may occur on the face or extrem­i­ties when exposed to the cold for pro­longed peri­ods of time. At first, the skin will become very red, then pale. Slow­ly bring the skin tem­per­a­ture of the affect­ed area back to nor­mal by gen­tly immers­ing in luke­warm water. Do not rub the area, as this increas­es dam­age to the frost­bit­ten tis­sue. Call your physician’s office for fur­ther instructions.