How to Prevent and Treat Frostbite

Article ID: 687402

Released: 3-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST

Source Newsroom: American Academy of Dermatology

How to prevent and treat frostbite

When the temperature dips below freezing, it’s critical to protect your skin from cold-weather health risks. Frostbite occurs when the skin – and sometimes the tissue beneath the skin – freezes due to prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Depending on how long and how frozen the tissue, frostbite can result in severe, sometimes permanent, damage. To stay warm and prevent frostbite, follow these tips from the American Academy of Dermatology.

 


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