Treating Frostbite

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What do I do to prevent and treat frostbite?

Treating Frostbite

It's easy to prevent frostbite on your hiking excusrions by wearing warm layers and staying mobile. Frostbite can be indicated by numbness in the affected area. Also, the area will be shiny and reddish in early stages. Do not break any blisters that may have formed. Slowly move the area, to get circulation going again. Dip the area in warm water. Do not use hot water, as this can do further damage to the skin by shocking it. Should the area turn blue, seek medical attention immediately.



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