Posts Tagged: frostbite

Watch out for frostbite

Winter weather activities like skiing, sledding or hiking can be fun and exhilarating, even in very cold weather. But frostbite is a real danger if you’re caught unaware. What exactly is frostbite and how does it happen? Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. First your skin becomes very…
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Children need special care in cold weather

Children exposed to extreme cold for too long and without warm, dry, breathable clothing can get frostbite or life-threatening hypothermia. Children are more at risk from the cold than adults. Because their bodies are smaller, they lose heat more quickly. Here are tips for how to handle frostbite and hypothermia in little ones: Frostbite: Frostbite happens when…
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