First Aid Man


Frostbite

TREATMENT
  1. Warm affected areas as quickly as possible by covering with clothing and blankets or immersing frozen part in warm, not hot, water. If frostbitten area has been thawed and refrozen, then warm at room temperature.
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  2. Discontinue warming techniques as soon as affected area becomes flushed. Expect swelling and pain after thawing. Victim may require an analgesic.
  3. Gently exercise affected area after it has been rewarmed.
  4. DO NOT apply dressings or clothing unless transportation is required for medical help. If fingers or toes are affected, separate with sterile pads or clean cloths.
  5. Elevate frostbitten areas, but not higher than heart.
  6. Get professional medical help.