- homeless people
- outdoor workers
- people living in homes that are poorly insulated (with no heat or no power)
- people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and diseases affecting the blood vessles
- people taking certain medications including bets-blockers
- winter sports enthusiasts
- infants (under 1 year old)
- seniors (65 years or older)
What Does Frostbite Look Like, How Does it Occur, and How Can I Prevent It?
Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and the underlying tissue. Superficial frostbite starts with the skin becoming very cold and red. The reddened skin will start to have white dots in the middle and progressively become larger the longer you are outside. Then skin may start to feel warm (which is a sign of a serious skin involvement).
Frostbite is most common on fingers, toesm nose, ears, cheeks, and the chin. The skin is most vulnerable to frostbite when the weather is cold and windy. To try to prevent frostbite, go imside and take a break if you are getting too cold outside. If you are walking, try to fin a nearby fast food resturaunt, or a convenient store you can pop inot, just to warm up. Cover up all exposed skin on cold days by wearing a hat, neck warmer, balaclava, and gloves. Any ecposed skin poses a risk of you gettin frostbite.
What is Hypothermia, How Does It Occur, What Does It Look Like, and What Can You Do When It Occurs?
- Be gentle. When you’re helping a person with hypothermia, handle him or her gently.
- Move the individual out of the cold.
- Remove any wet clothing.
- Cover the person with blankets.
- Monitor their breathing.
- Provide warm beverages.
- Use warm, dry compresses.
What is Windburn?
Protect Yourself From the Extremely Cold Conditions By Following These Tips: