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What To Watch For: Frostbite

Frostbite

People playing or working outdoors during the winter can develop frostbite and not even be aware that they have.  There is often no pain associated with the early stages of frostbite, so look for these warning signals:

First, the skin may feel numb and become flushed. Then it turns white or grayish-yellow. Frostbitten skin feels cold to the touch.

If frostbite is suspected, move the victim to a warm area. Cover the affected area with something warm and dry. Never rub it!

Then get to a doctor or hospital as quickly as possible.

 

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