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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 380) Last page : ( 383)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00081.6

Frostbite: A Winter Disaster

Ms. Nandini*

B.Sc (N) Clinical Instructor, Army College of Nursing, Deep Nagar, Jalandhar Cantt., Punjab-144005

*Corresponding Author Email: nandinibharti07@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.

Abstract

Frostbite is happening on the skin and the underlying tissues when your body is exposed to freezing temperature for prolonged period. Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin. First the body becomes very cold and red, then numb, hard and pale. Frostbite is the most common on the fingers, toes, nose, ears, checks and chin, exposed skin in cold, windy weather is most vulnerable to frostbite. But frostbite can occur on skin covered by gloves or other clothing.

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Keywords

Frostbite, Chilblains, Frostnip, Prickling, cold.

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