Frostbite

Frostbite is damage caused to living tissue, due to extreme cold temperatures.

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Ice Cream
Frostbite

Can ice cream burn your tongue?

Yes. Ice-cream can burn your tongue if the ice-cream is really, really freezing cold.

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How long does it take to get frostbite in 30 degree Fahrenheit with 30 mph winds?

It takes 18 hrs with a child with medical issues. without medical issues it takes several days being completly exposed

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Are you mad?! You're going to lose someone digits with an answer like that!

Frostbite can set in within a matter of a few minutes to a few hours, depending on conditions in addition to the ambient temperature and windspeed, factors such as: degree of exposure, wet vs. dry skin, and the degree of circulation in the area in question. Windchill is of chief concern, as high winds dramatically increase the rate of heat loss from exposed areas.

At any temperature near or below freezing, the human body automatically shunts blood flow away from the extremities to preserve core temperature (and help prevent hypothermia). Fingers, toes, nose, cheeks, and ears are the most at-risk areas.

Those with medical conditions such as diabetes that reduce circulation in the extremities in particular face an increased risk.

Also, tight or restrictive clothing can be problematic. Wearing too many layers of socks inside one's boots, for example, is a common mistake leading to further reduction of bloodflow to feet and toes. The increased insulation is of little value once new heat is no longer flowing from the body's core.

Initial symptoms of first-degree frostbite include itching, pain, and eventual numbness in the exposed area; as well as yellow, white, or red patches of skin.

Caution should be exercised any time temperatures are near or below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Celsius), particularly in windy and/or damp conditions.

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Snow and Ice
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How can there be frost when the temperature is above freezing?

Because the temperature is often a few degrees colder right at the surface. This is because cold air sinks, and if it is not mixed (as under calm conditions) the temperature will be colder at the surface than it is 2 meters above ground, where temperature is officially measured.

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Snow and Ice
English to Latin
Frostbite

What is ice in Latin?

Glacies (genitive: glaciei, f).

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Can frostbite be prevented?

With the appropriate knowledge and precautions, frostbite can be prevented even in the coldest and most challenging environments. Appropriate clothing and footwear are essential.

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Can frostbite reoccur years later?

It can come back if the part is exposed to severe cold again.

The damage may be more severe on previously injured parts. This is partly because the scarring can reduce the sensitivity to heat and cold of the affected area (so you don't notice until too late) and because scar tissue can have diminished blood flow.

Frostbite will not come back spontaneously, although past scarring can cause other issues, such as phantom pain (due to past nerve damage) and even necrosis if damage to blood vessels was severe enough (though any damage that severe would likely lead to tissue death in the first place).

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Philippines
Frostbite

Is it possible to have a snow in the Philippines?

no it is technically impossible

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What should you do to treat foot with frostbite?

Place it in warm water and seek proper medical attention.

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What is frostbite?

when flesh is exposed to freezing weather

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What are frostbite and frostnip?

Frostbite is localized tissue injury that occurs because of exposure to freezing or near freezing temperatures. Frostnip is a milder cold injury that does not cause tissue loss.

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Who are the two most famous residents of Frostbite Falls Minnesota?

Rockey Squirrel and Bullwinkle Moose.

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Women's Health
Geothermal
Menstrual Pain
Frostbite

What is a lump in your vaginal area that kind of hurts and it also smells really bad in that area and what should you do?

It could possibly be a cyst/ infection or fluid filled sac, go to the doctor. We have little glands (Bartholin's glands)either side of the opening to the vagina which help with lubrication. Sometimes one of them gets blocked and an infection develops. It is not serious but can be painful as well as smelly. go to the doctor.

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Battle of the Bulge
Frostbite

Who was the French female doctor who first came up with the treatment for frostbite by massaging the feet for those who fought in the Battle of the Bulge?

This... sounds like an attempt to dodge homework, not to put too fine a point on it.

FYI, though, that is a terrible treatment option and will cause more tissue damage than warming the feet by other means.

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What precautions could you take to prevent you from getting frostbite?

The most common is just plan common sense. Don't put yourself in a place where it could happen and be prepared. Your fingers and toes are the first to get frost bitten. You will need the proper clothing and you need to stay dry.

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How do you prevent frostbite?

cover up warm, leaving nothing exposed.wear gloves or mittens and thick fleece socks. wear wool, not other fabrics and a thick hat.

By a random guy. ;)

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How cold does it have to be to get frostbite?

Cold enough to Freeze and kill the cells so around 0 degrees.

However, if the skin is damp, and especially if there is wind, frostbite can occur at slightly higher temps. This is due to several factors:

1) Moisture evaporating from skin pulls additional heat from the surface. This is why sweating cools you, but it can be a liability in cool conditions.

2) Air movement increases heat loss, both directly (by moving the layer of warmer air next to your skin away more quickly) and indirectly (by increasing the rate of evaporation of any moisture on exposed skin).

3) The human body's built-in reaction to cold conditions (any time core temperature starts to drop) is to constrict blood flow to the extremities to maintain core temperature for as long as possible. Thus, your body's natural reaction may prevent hypothermia, but make you more vulnerable to frostbite.

Put another way:

The ambient temperature does NOT have to be at or below freezing (32F or 0C) for frostbite to occur. If you are wet, the wind is blowing, and you have inadequate clothing, you can still suffer frostbite and/or hypothermia even in temperatures that are technically above freezing.

Even lower ambient temperatures do make it easier to get frostbite, however.

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Can you get frostbite on your butt?

Very unlikely. Your fingers and toes are most susceptible to frostbite, and about the only way to get frostbitten buttocks is to sit in snow or ice for an extended period of time.

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Frostbite

How do you treat a frostbite?

If you see the signs of redness, pain, itchiness, hardness, and puffiness and the beginning of it turning black get OUT OF THE COLD AND CONTACT A DOCTOR. There is also a first aid advice kit online. To prevent frostbite though wear a warm coat, gloves, ear muffs, scarf, and a hat, warm shoes. STAY WARM AND DON'T GET COLD.

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Frostbite

What should call you name a winter snow party?

I just thought of 2 off the top of my head...

Winter Wonderland

Snowflake Surprise

Hope I helped! <3

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What do you do If a part of your body is frostbitten?

Go and see a qualified medical practitioner (a doctor) about it as soon as possible or you may find that it becomes infected.

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Frostbite

Where do you get frostbite?

everywhere

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Health
Meteorology and Weather
Naruto
Frostbite

Who knows anything about Operation Cold Eagle Ft Campbell KY 1961 or 1962 101st Airborne 501st battlegroup lots of frost bite?

OPERATION COLD EAGLE WAS COLD AND SNOW LOTS OF IT.

I WAS THERE 187 GROUPE AT THE TIME.

B.T. KELLY SP4 187 BATTLE GROUPE

BTK@CITLINK.NET

I Would like to hear from someone with in info about Operation Cold Eagle. E-mail me at jp@jpslock.com I suffer to this day from severe frostbite on my fingers.

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Does frostbite cause pain?

frost bite is a severe form of hypothermia where the body has decided that it's core organs are more important than say fingers or toes. it is when your body stops sending blood to those areas in order to keep the warmth towards the core. when this happens you start to feel your toes or fingers begin to go numb and yes then they do feel cold and can start to hurt. when the frostbite becomes more sever you begin to feel your toes become warm and then you don't feel them at all. this means that they are dead.Corrected last by Iluvboys ...yay me

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Health
Frostbite

Swollen and itchy feet and toes red and skratchy?

Look up Gout, and athletes foot. If they feel squishy, could be serious. If they are warm to touch, it could be serious. To sum up, If it is not althletes foot, you need to see a doc.

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Snow and Ice
Tundra
Frostbite
Glaciers

How many inches of snow does tundra get a year?

The tundra isn't defined by any amount of snowfall. It does, however, have very long winters and therefore snow can fall during most months. But in general, if it is very continental (dry) then less than 10 inches of snow might fall, while it may exceed 100 inches under the right conditions in a few places.

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