frostnip


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frostnip

A mild form of cold injury, consisting of reversible blanching of the skin, usually on the earlobes, cheeks, nose, fingers, and toes.
See: frostbite
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Frostnip is caused by water freezing on the skin's surface.
Despite suffering frostnip on his nose, Ralph has been keeping in touch with base camp to inform them of their progress on the way to Washington Bay.
Initially you'll get frostnip, which is superficial freezing that will recover fully.
But in the face of the extraordinary determination Martin, Guy, Steve and Jaco have shown, no one dare grumble about minor injuries or a bit of frostnip.