Been in Cold Weather Too Long? How to Safely Warm Up (& What Not to Do)! by Dr. Heidi Renner

Family Health
4 years ago
Been in Cold Weather Too Long? How to Safely Warm Up (& What Not to Do)!

When suffering from prolonged exposure to cold, use room temperature or slightly warm water to gently revitalize the body. 

  • Do not use hot water.
  • Do not rub with handfuls of snow.
  • Do not vigorously massage the frozen area.

Over-stimulation can actually worsen the situation. If the affected area becomes numb, turns red or blue, swells or feels hot, go to the emergency department. An emergency physician will assess the tissue and take the proper steps to save the body part. 

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