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Cold Hard Facts About Frostbite

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology

Living in Chicago, we have the joy of basking in the warm summer sun as well as experiencing the polar opposite sub-arctic temperatures with the change in season. When those temperatures plunge below freezing, frostbite can become a major health threat.

Frostbite occurs when the skin, and sometimes tissue beneath the skin, freezes due to prolonged exposure to cold temperatures.

Read our infographic to learn more about preventing and treating frostbite.

 


Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Skin Health

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