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 results when blood stops circulating in part of the body.
Certainly,frostbiteisarealworryandAndy himself had to be treated for frostnip, a mild form of the condition.
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.
But at -15[degrees]C, this action encourages the thumb to start displaying signs of frostnip. Unsure whether blood loss or frostbite is the lesser evil, I stumble over to the expedition doctor for a quick consultation.
He added: "Frostnip and frostbitearepartofaspectrum of freezing diseases.