Have you Ever had Frost Bite?

It's absolutely crazy to think that in the United States an average of 1,300 deaths per year are associated with cold exposure with 67% of hypothermia-related deaths being men.
WHAT IS FROSTBITE?

• Frostbite is freezing of exposed body parts such as the fingers, toes, nose, or earlobes.
• The affected area is cold to touch, may appear cherryred, mottled, very pale, or even white.
• The skin may have a feeling of numbness, “pins & needles,” or is very painful especially when re-warming.
• Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature cools to a life-threatening level and sometimes accompanies frostbite injury

CHECK OUT THE CHART BELOW FOR MINUTES YOU HAVE BEFORE FROSTBITE OCCURS IN VARIOUS CONDITIONS

Minutes to Frostbite

TIPS FOR PREVENTION

• Pay attention to weather forecasts.
• Dress in several layers of loose warm clothing.
• Wear hats that fully cover the ears, warm boots, & mittens.
• Drink plenty of warm fluids but avoid alcohol & caffeine.
• Avoid or limit outdoor activities when the temperature nears or dips below 5°F (-15°C).
• Take frequent breaks indoors from the cold

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