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Frostbite (cont.)

Frostbite Treatment

The first step for a person who may have frostbite is to call for medical help. If you are in an area that has an emergency medical alert system such as 911, while attending to the injured person, have someone call 911 and best explain the condition of the patient. Remove all wet clothing from the affected area, and elevate the area higher than the heart if possible to avoid swelling. Keep the person dry and warm. If they are immobile, and unable to walk try to keep the person busy with conversation. Keep the body warm and dry if possible.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/30/2014

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