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Frostnip, Frostbite Can Take the Fun Out of Winter
Date:2/20/2011

t as possible and wrap the frostbitten area immediately in some warm clothing or warm it with your body. Then seek immediate medical attention."

To reduce the risk of frostnip or frostbite, limit your exposure to extreme cold; wear dry, layered clothing; don't forget a hat; and use mittens, which are warmer than gloves.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about cold weather health dangers.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Loyola University Health System, news release, February 2011


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