Info on hypothermia and frostbite

by | Dec 24, 2022 | Weather

From the Virginia Department of Emergency Management 

Learn the signs of and basic treatments for hypothermia and frostbite:
❄️ Hypothermia is an unusually low body temperature. A temperature below 95 degrees is an emergency.
Actions: Go to a warm room. Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin. Keep dry and wrapped up in warm blankets, including the head and neck.
❄️ Frostbite causes loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers, and toes.
Actions: Go to a warm room. Soak in warm water. Use body heat to warm. Do not massage or use a heating pad.


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