Deadly Facts About Frostbite

What is Frostbite? 1 of 16

As the temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to be aware of frostbite and what it is so you don't put yourself and your extremities in danger. I'm sure we've all gotten a little too cold before and experienced some tingling in our fingers or toes, but is that frostbite? Well, frostbite is when skin and tissue damage occurs due to freezing temperatures. If you only experience some mild numbness but no permanent damage is done, that is called frostnip.