Frost Bite

Prepare yourself for the cold weather coming

With the winter coming, it is important to know about the temperature related illness called frost bite. Symptoms of this include stinging or numb skin, bluish coloration, and aching. This can be very painful, but it can be treated and is preventable. If you begin to notice any of these symptoms, put the affected part of the body under cool water. Do not apply hot water, because this can cause further damage and can be very uncomfortable. Also, make sure you are in a warm room. Do not rub the affected area, and notify EMS if needed. To prevent this from happening in the first place, wear warm clothes! This is not the time of year to wear shorts and flip-flops, because it can be very harmful to your health! When you go outside, wear gloves, thick socks, and a hat or ear muffs. By following these steps, you can make it through the winter without having to suffer from frost bite
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