Risk Factors of Frostbite
Individuals who have problems with blood circulation are more sensitive to the cold and prone to frostbite. Individuals who use beta blockers and suffer from conditions like peripheral neuropathy and diabetes are also at greater risk to develop frostbite in cold temperatures. Individuals who live in cold climates and are forced to spend a lot of time outside in the cold are also at higher risk to develop frostbite. The homeless, the very young and very old, and smokers are also at high risk for frostbite.