This frostbite started out looking waxy and white, which is the classic description of frostbite in many textbooks. After 2 weeks, the injury turned black and the skin was peeling, similar to the way a healing burn begins to peel.
After the damaged skin tissue falls off, new, raw skin replaces it. In this case, Dan says the frostbitten fingers looked better in a month, but it took several more weeks for the injury to feel completely healed.
Frostbite is a cold injury to the skin. Frostbite damages skin similar to the way a burn works. Frostbite symptoms can be very similar to burns; frostbite causes discoloration, swelling and tissue death (necrosis).
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