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  1. Treating Frostbite
    Categories: First Aid & Wilderness & Outdoor

    Treating Frostbite

    How do you treat frostbite? Move the casualty to a warm environment if possible. Remove any wet clothing and wrap the casualty in warm blankets, coats, or any dry clothing. Pay special attention to the hands, feet and face area. If comfortable and safe to do so, elevate the affected area. Immerse the affect area in warm water or use...
  2. Frostbite: General Information
    Categories: First Aid & Wilderness & Outdoor

    Frostbite: General Information

    What is Frostbite? Frostbite can occur when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit / -6 Celsius, causing body tissue to begin freezing. The moisture in the tissue freezes and crystallizes. Frostbite usually affects outer limbs and body parts such as the face, nose, ears, fingers, and toes first. Signs of frostbite include skin that starts out pink and changes to...

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