Frostbite Prevention and Treatment (Video)

By: Vivacare

With the onslaught of winter weather and freezing temperatures, its good to remember ways to protect your skin from cold damage and frostbite. Prolonged exposure to cold can lead to painful events and even damaging frostbite.

The following video from the American Academy of Dermatology provides some simple dermatologist-recommended tips.

Key tips include:

  1. Dress in loose, light, comfortable layers
  2. Protect your feet and toes
  3. Protect your head
  4. Protect your hands
  5. Make sure snow cannot get inside of your boots or clothing
  6. Keep yourself hydrated
  7. Recognize the symptoms

(3:22 minutes) Video from the American Academy of Dermatology