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How to Handle an Injury Relating to Cold Temperatures

There are several different injuries that result from cold temperatures. Frostnip affects the skin on the face, ears and fingertips, resulting in numbness, andblue-white skin color for a short time. Normal feeling and color will return quickly onceyouget warm.Frostbite occurs when the skin and the tissues under the skin freeze. With frostbite the skin will look pale or blue and feels cold, numb and stiff or rubbery.

If it appears that you have suffered an injory due to exposure to freezing temperatures you should first, check your symptomsto determine how urgent the situation is. There are home treatments for cold related injuries.

If you know you are going to be out in cold weather be prepared.