Frostbite Say: frost-byte Brrrrr... pass the hat and mittens, please! Frostbite is what happens when skin is exposed to cold temperatures and freezes. This can damage your skin and parts of your body, such as fingers and toes, so bundle up! Back to Articles Related Articles Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. © 1995-2021 KidsHealth®. All rights reserved. Images provided by The Nemours Foundation, iStock, Getty Images, Veer, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com.