How to treat and prevent frostbite?
Hello, it is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. My 16 years old usually get frostbite. there is no permanent damage to the skin and it is common in cold, windy weather. Frostbite is when exposure to freezing temperatures damages areas of your skin and the tissues underneath. It’s a treatable but potentially serious condition. For the initial few hours, his skin turns into Skin turns a pale yellow or white and then Skin becomes hard. I am worried. Please suggest what can be done to treat and prevent it?
@reid When the temperature dips below freezing, it’s critical to protect your skin from cold-weather health risks. Frostbite can result in severe, sometimes permanent, damage. Here are a few things that can treat and prevent your condition- Ask him to wear loose clothes, Protect his feet and toes, Protect his head by wearing a heavy wool or fleece hat, and his hands by wearing gloves, and stay hydrated.
Remember Never to rub frostbitten skin or submerge your hands or feet directly into hot water; use warm water or a warm washcloth instead. If you do not feel sensation returning to your body, or if the skin begins to turn gray, go to an emergency room immediately.