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