Frostnip and Frostbite

The first is FROSTNIP. This is where the skin freezes and becomes red, white and painful. Warming frostnip can be done by getting the patient to put her fingers under her arms. FROSTBITE is more serious and an EMS Medical Emergency. This is where the body’s tissues, muscles, and vessels freeze. With frostbite, re-warming should only be […]

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Hypothermia

Cold emergencies

The body can also suffer ill effects due to the cold. With just two degrees drop in body temperature, the body can suffer from Hypothermia. If you find someone with hypothermia, it is important not to reheat them too rapidly, as this can complicate matters and could even cause cardiac arrest. Water or wet clothing can draw heat […]

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