Here’s an example of a patient in the wintertime, and they had developed this little red spot on the tip of the toe. I actually see a lot of people that come in with this in the wintertime. It’s a type of frost bite where there’s this little redness there and it tends to go away over time, but it sometimes can get purplish and it can be very, very painful.  Sometimes there are some other names you give this like pernio and this can go away over time.  It is especially painful in the winter when you’re outside working. If you have any problems with frost bite or another condition called Raynaud’s, you should probably stay out of the cold as much as possible and have somebody else do the shoveling for you.

To Your Health,
Dr. Donald Pelto