Know the signs and dangers of frostbite

Posted on: 9:58 am, January 6, 2014, by

(KTVI) – The photo on this story is rather disturbing, but it shows what happens with frostbite. Do you know the signs, treatment and prevention?

Dr. Michael Smock is director of the Mercy Burn Center. He talked with John Pertzborn about frostbite.  Like heat, extreme cold burns and kills tissue.

Medical centers across the area will likely see many cases of frostbite over the next few days.

Learn more about frostbite: NIH Frostbite Causes, Symptoms, Treatment