Frostbite is more likely to affect the ring finger, pinky finger, tips of the fingers, and outside of the hand, which are harder to keep warm. Frostbite will cause the skin to turn white or blue. In more severe cases, pus-filled blisters may form or the skin may turn black.
Current as of: June 26, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine