Know the symptoms of frostbiteFrostbite is a major problem for the people living in sub-zero temperatures. People living at very high altitude (in India, people in higher altitudes of the Himalayas and also of Karakoram range). Not only the local people of high altitude, many mountaineers and trekkers suffer from frostbite. If not treated immediately, frostbite may cause various problems including amputation of the affected part. So, it is necessary to know the early symptoms of frostbite.
(a) The earliest symptom of frostbite is goosebumps. The affected person suffers from fever with occasional goosebumps.
(B) The tingling sensation in the affected area is another common symptom. Sometime the skin of the affected area experiences burning sensation.
(c) The skin of the affected area gets discoloured. Pale yellow or greenish colour of the skin can be noticed.
(d) Thawing of the affected part causes redness and extreme pain.
(e) When the condition worsens, the pain disappears and numbness is experienced. That is a real danger sign.
(f) In the most severe cases of frostbite, the skin turns black.
People going for trekking and mountaineering in the higher altitudes must know the symptoms of frostbite and take adequate precaution.