How to Treat Frostbite

Frostbite occurs when skin and underlying tissue freeze from exposure to extremely cold temperatures. While it’s mild form, frostnip, causes redness and numbness that can be self-treated with proper first aid, more advanced stages of frostbite require emergency medical attention. Frostbite treatment includes controlled rewarming, and potential interventions such as IV fluids and medications.

Proper and prompt treatment of frostbite is essential to preventing complications, including permanent damage. Here’s what you need to do to handle your case properly.

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