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      Category : Health Centers > Injuries and Safety


Alternate Names : Frozen Fingers, Toes, OR Nose, COLD-Induced Injury

Frostbite | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the injury?

Prevention is the key to avoiding frostbite. When a person is in very cold areas for long periods of time, he or she should:

  • stop smoking and drinking alcohol
  • wear warm, multilayered, dry clothing that fits loosely, as tight clothes tend to be less warming and can cut down circulation
  • avoid high, windy areas
  • stay warm through activity
  • take necessary precautions to prevent cold exposure
  • If a person should get wet in cold weather, it is important to dry off quickly and change clothes right away.

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    Frostbite: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: James Broomfield, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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