The symptoms of the latter stages of frostbite are:
In cases of sever frostbite, the patient should be taken to a trained healer as soon as possible. Do not attempt to thaw affected areas. If gangrene has set in, the affected part will need to be amputated to keep it from spreading to the rest of the body.
- The skin will be black where tissue has died;
- Damage to tendons, bones, muscles, and nerves.
For more detail relating to the healing of humans, here is a neat site that might help you. The golden fire lizard will show you the way!
Sources for these pages were:
|Radcliffe, J. The New International Webster's Pocket Medical & First Aid Dictionary of the English Language. USA: Trident Press International, 1997.|
Yahoo! Yahoo! Health Encyclopedia. June 2004.
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