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Frost Bite

It is a condition in which skin and the tissue below the skin freeze.

Frost Bite

It is a condition in which skin and the tissue below the skin freeze. This is caused due to prolonged exposure to intense cold. Frostbite is often accompanied by hypothermia.

Signs and symptoms

At first, the feeling of prick by “pins-and-needles”

Paleness followed by numbness

A hardening and stiffening of the skin.

A color change to the skin of the affected area.

Management;

a.        Very gently remove gloves rings and other constriction.

b.       Warm the affected part with your hands.

c.         Move the casualty into warm before you thaw the affected part.

d.        Place the affected part in warm water

e.         Apply a high dressing of fluffed-up, dry gauze bandage.

f.          Raise and support the limb to reduce swelling.

 

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