Frostbite Severity - Frostbite can be classified like burns:
Factors Contributing to Frostbite
FIRST AID Advice for Frostbite:
Rewarm the frostbitten area rapidly with wet heat.
Note: Do not rewarm a frostbitten area if there is a chance of refreezing.
FIRST AID Advice for Frostbite During Transport to a Medical Facility:
FIRST AID Advice for Hypothermia:
WHEN TO CALL YOUR DOCTOR
HOME CARE ADVICE FOR MILD FROSTBITE
Disclaimer: This information is not intended be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.
Author and Senior Reviewer: Barton D. Schmitt, M.D.