First Aid Tips : How to Treat Frostnip

Activities in the cold can be a pretty enjoyable
experience. Hi, I’m Captain Joe Bruni, and what I want to talk about is how to treat
frostnip. Frostnip can occur after a significant amount of time in cold weather. Frostnip normally
is going to occur on areas of the body such as the fingertips, the toes, or even the ears
or nose. Normally there will be somewhat of a discoloration of the skin. To treat frostnip
immerse the body part that’s affected in lukewarm water, water that’s been warmed to the temperature
of approximately 104 degrees to 108 degrees would be ideal, being careful not to over-warm
and cause a burn injury with the water. Immerse the body part into the lukewarm water until
the coloration appears to be normal again and the skin becomes soft and pliable once
again. A trip to the emergency room or to the doctor’s office may be in order. If this
is not possible because you are out in the wilderness take care and do not allow frostnip
to occur again, if possible, by keeping the area warm. Trips to the outdoors or activities
in the outdoors during cold weather can be fun and exciting except when injury occurs.
I’m Captain Joe Bruni, stay safe, and we’ll see you next time.

11 comments

  1. Hi, for the past two years, My chin has been numb. I am a singer so I am using my chin. It is numb when i touch it and open my mouth wide. Is it a frost bites?
    I have been to the docter but they think I am over exadgerating. Please I want to know.

  2. i got frost nip a few days ago and went to put my feet in water thinking the heat would heal it, hmm who told me to do that!! it got worst and start itching like crazyy i never want to get frost nip agaiinn!!!

  3. I've been out in the wet, muddy, extreme cold weather but this past week something was different and now I have frostnip. OMG this pain is unbearable annoying especially at night when I'm trying to sleep. I have to take pain medication for it but I pray this goes away and heal back to normal soon, its been over a week now. Ugh!

  4. I have it on the whole bottoms of my feet and I have no clue what to do it hecking hurts to walk.. is there anyway I can speed up the healing process? I want to be able to go to school.

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