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Frostbite is a skin injury caused by freezing temperatures. Sometimes it also injures deeper tissue. Serious frostbite can go all the way down to the muscles and bones.
Children with frostbite get white, waxy skin that feels numb and hard.
Anyone can get frostbite, but kids are at greater risk for it than adults because:
If you can’t get to a hospital right away or must wait for an ambulance, give your child a warm drink and begin first-aid treatment:
To help prevent frostbite in cold weather:
Frostnip is a milder form of cold injury. It usually affects areas of skin exposed to the cold, such as the cheeks, nose, ears, fingers, and toes, leaving them red and numb or tingly. Frostnip can be treated at home and gets better with rewarming.
Bring your child indoors right away. Then:
Call your doctor if sensation does not return or your child has signs of frostbite.
Exposure to extreme cold can cause frostbite, a serious condition that requires emergency care. Here’s what to do if your child has frostbite.
Skiing is fun but also has some very real dangers. Make sure your kids follow these safety tips to learn how to stay safe on the slopes.
Sledding is a lot of fun, but can also cause injuries, some of them pretty serious. To keep your kids safe while sledding, make sure they follow these safety tips.
Snowboarding is a great way to have fun and get exercise, but it has some very real dangers. These safety tips can help keep your family safe on the slopes.
Hypothermia is when the body gets so cold that it can’t warm itself up again.
As fun as it is, ice hockey carries a very real risk of injury. To find out how to stay as safe as possible, follow these tips.
As fun as it is, ice hockey carries a very real risk of injury. To keep your kids as safe as possible, follow these tips.
Winter is a fun time of year. But while you’re out having fun, you have to know how to be safe. Check out our article for kids to learn how to stay safe in snow and cold weather.
In an emergency, health care professionals will have many questions about a patient’s medical history. It’s easy to compile this information now, and it could save critical minutes later.
In ice and snow, accidents can happen easily. Find out how to keep your family safe – and fit – while the weather is chilly.
Snowboarding is a great way to have fun, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these safety tips to learn how to stay safe on the slopes.
There’s a lot to love about skiing, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these tips to stay safe on the slopes.
Sledding is a lot of fun, but can also cause injuries, some of them pretty serious. To keep yourself safe while sledding, follow these safety tips.
A well-stocked first-aid kit, kept in easy reach, is a necessity in every home. Learn where you should keep a kit and what to put in it.
You’ll have more fun if you stay safe in the cold and snow. Find out how in this article for kids.
In an emergency, it’s hard to think clearly about your kids’ health information. Here’s what important medical information you should have handy, just in case.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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