Frostbite can be described as a medical condition where skin gets injured due to freezing or extreme cooling temperature.Frostbite is a condition where mostly the skin of fingers, ears, tissue far away from the heart gets affected easily.
Symptoms of frostbite include numbness, prickling feeling, cold skin, muscle stiffness, etc. In initial stages frostbite is termed as frostnip. At these stages skin doesn’t damage permanently and extreme conditions can be prevented by taking preventive measures.
Frostbite is a rare condition in European countries.Older people are more prone to the frostbite compared to younger ones.According to a report "An estimated 40,000 more people die between December and March in the UK than would be expected from death rates during other times of the year due to unseasonable cold weather"