Frozen ear will give you shivers

With a strong cold front set to sweep over much of Australia this weekend, this woman's case should serve as a reminder to keep warm.

The 31-year-old presented to the University Hospital Muenster in Germany with necrotic skin lesions on her nose, ears and legs after the heating in her home failed.

Several days of exposure to temperatures around 10°C led to her ears turning blue, said her treating dermatologists Dr Antonia Jeskowiak and Professor Tobias Goerge.

The bluish areas became bullous and then developed into thick necrotic plaques over a period of 10 days, they wrote in a case report in the