frostnip


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Related to frostnip: frostbite, chilblains, hypothermia

frostnip

(ˈfrɒstˌnɪp)
n
(Pathology) the preliminary stage of frostbite
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Frostnip is the reversible freezing of only the most superficial layer of the epidermis without any underlying tissue injury, and resolving within 30 minutes.
Frostbite differs from frostnip because the latter refers to cold-induced localized paresthesia that resolves with rewarming.
I've experienced heat stroke, dehydration, frostbite and frostnip but I'll always push myself to the limits.
Exposed skin may freeze, causing frostnip or frostbite.
Minor injury is often sustained as a result of prolonged exposure to cold conditions at non-freezing temperatures; it includes frostnip, chilblain and trench foot.